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Powered Narratives

by The Staff August 27, 2015


  American-born John Stanmeyer is an internationally acclaimed photographer for National Geographic and Time, and large-scale examples of his work are the focus of Powered Narratives, the solo show opening this weekend at the Berkshire Museum. Curator ...

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Cape of Beauty

by B.A. Nilsson August 6, 2015


  Nature is shameless about offering its beauty, leaving it up to us to interpret the aesthetics. It’s easy to take it for granted—to stop looking and to see very little. Joe Schuyler never stopped looking, ...

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Berkshire Memories

by Shawn Stone July 16, 2015


  If you’ve ever hung out on the lawn to enjoy a concert at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass., the new book by Gina Hyams, The Tanglewood Picnic, will stir your memory. It’s a ...

Lions & Tigers & Bears

by The Staff November 13, 2014


  The new photography exhibit at the Berkshire Museum looks at three “apex predators” through the lenses of three National Geographic photographers. Michael “Nick” Nichols trains his camera on lions; Steve Winter focuses on tigers; and ...

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by The Staff September 11, 2014


  Biography, the exhibit opening tomorrow (Friday) at the Photo Center in Troy, will showcase the work of James Fossett and Stephen Honicki. Fossett teaches visual arts at SUNY New Paltz, and recently completed a series ...

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My Land/Patti Smith and Other Things

by The Staff January 23, 2014


  The Esther Massry Gallery opens its first show of 2014 with a selection of works from the 1960s and ’70s by photographer Judy Linn, a Hudson Valley resident and member of the Vassar College faculty. ...

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Three Exhibits at the Hyde Collection

by The Staff January 23, 2014


  The Hyde Collection is opening three major exhibits this weekend. So why not bundle up, mosey on up to Glens Falls and get warm in the glow of some great art? Ansel Adams: Early Works showcases ...

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Pure Photography

by The Staff April 24, 2013


  This wide-ranging exhibit, which opens this weekend at the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, charts the evolution of “the pure beauty of a photograph.” Pure Photography: Pictorial and Modern Photographs from the Syracuse University Art Collection ...

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Gordon Parks: 100 Moments

by The Staff January 23, 2013


  The New York State Museum will celebrate the centennial of renowned photographer Gordon Parks with an extensive, large-scale collection of his photographs organized by and drawn from the collection of the New York City-based Schomburg ...

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The Web Is a Lonely Place, Come Play

by The Staff January 10, 2013


  The Internet has changed things, no? The new exhibit at the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Main Gallery is a showcase for “five artists who create work within or through the radically democratized ‘free space’ ...

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Exceptional Holiness

by The Staff November 1, 2012


  The photography exhibit opening Friday at Albany’s Romaine Brooks Gallery will showcase new works by Boston-based artist Eileen Clynes. And if you recognize her name, it’s probably because she used to make the Capital Region ...

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Facing Change: Documenting America

by The Staff March 1, 2012

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This weekend, the Sanctuary for Independent Media roars into its 2012 season with series of exciting events. This includes a “Be the Media” workshop on Saturday (March 3) from noon to 4 PM, led by ...

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by The Staff February 22, 2012


Photographer Robert Gullie’s new show at the Clement Art Gallery will, according to the gallery notes, take us “on a tour of his collage and mixed media pieces through a series of rooms which are ...

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More Than Skin Deep

by Elyse Beaudoin November 10, 2011


  In today’s society, perfect skin is an obsession. When walking down the aisles of the grocery store, one can find a plethora of products to reduce pimples, wrinkles, age spots and more. Any blemish, scar ...

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Mark McCarty: Skin

by The Staff October 27, 2011


We liked the images that we saw would be included in Mark McCarty’s show opening this weekend at the Opalka Gallery, so we immediately went to his website to see what he had to say ...

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Shadow and Substance

by The Staff October 13, 2011


The New York City-based ophthalmologist Stanley B. Burns has amassed—and curated—a huge collection of photographs. Donations from the Burns Archive have formed the basis for a number of museums’ photography collections; he has “the nation’s ...

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Media Nodes

by The Staff October 6, 2011


The “world premiere” of the photographs in Sean Hemmerle’s 8-year-long project Media Nodes was in the pages of the Columbia Journalism Review. We have to admit that’s a perfect venue for a photographic exploration and ...

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Frame Story: The Narrative Within

by The Staff September 28, 2011


This month’s exhibit in the main gallery at the Saratoga County Arts Council investigates and honors sacrifice and work through photographs by Emma Dodge Hanson and Roy W. Stevens. Stevens’ images capture the “beauty and artistry ...

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Look Back in Sorrow

by Shawn Stone September 8, 2011


Do you remember where you were when the World Trade Center was attacked?  Do you remember how you felt? Marie Triller does, and can speak about it in a way that brings that terrible day to ...

Inside View

by Liz O'Connell July 20, 2011


A View From the Backstretch, the new photography exhibit at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, turns the tables on traditional racing photography. The exhibiting artists are racing’s backstretch ...

Camp: Visiting Day

by The Staff June 8, 2011


The experience of summer camp—real summer camp, the “sleepaway” kind—is, per the gallery notes on this exhibit opening at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, “a condensed stew of character-shaping separation anxiety and identity formation.” If ...

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33rd Photo Regional

by The Staff June 2, 2011


The Capital Region certainly has no shortage of great photographers, and the annual photo regional, now in its 33rd year, is an area mainstay for highlighting the best work in fine-art photography created by artists ...

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Contemporary Bromoil

by The Staff May 25, 2011


Photographer Joy Goldkind combined old and new technologies for her two recent series of works, Adagio and Distortions. The results are beautiful and, often, disturbing. Her “soft, delicate and ethereal” images are created by her own ...

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Bull’s Eye

by The Staff April 6, 2011

            Bull’s Eye, the title of a new collection of photos by Martin Benjamin, refers to a camera: the Kodak Bull’s-Eye Brownie, the first camera he ever owned. (We think he still has it.) It also ...