Midcentury Majesty: Frances McLaughlin-Gill & Friends

Midcentury Majesty: Frances McLaughlin-Gill & Friends
Working on the PWP Archives, one name kept cropping up in the early documents: Frances McLaughlin-Gill. From brief mentions, I gathered that she was one of the first members, had a successful career photographing for magazines, and was involved in a project about twins. Other than that, she remained a mystery, someone I hoped to learn more about, but never did. So when PWP’s founder, Dannielle Hayes, sent an invitation for a show featuring her work, I was thrilled. Midcentury photographers are having a moment. There is the great Irving Penn show at the Met, and now Lives & Still Lives: Leslie Gill, Frances McLaughlin-Gill, and Their Circle at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. Much will be written by far smarter [continue reading...]

Street Scene, PWP Style

Street Scene, PWP Style
A new show featuring work by PWP members will open next week at New York’s Jadite Gallery! Scene on the Street Opening Receptions: Thursday, February 2nd, 6-8 pm Friday, February 3, 6-8 pm Show runs from February 1-15, 2017 Jadite Gallery 413 West 50th Street NYC      

WOMEN: New Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

WOMEN: New Portraits by Annie Leibovitz
Recently I was fortunate to have the opportunity to view Annie Leibovitz’s WOMEN: New Portraits exhibit. The NYC show was on display in the former Bayview Correctional Facility, the future home of The Women’s Building on the West Side Highway and 20th Street. I could have sat for hours watching the four wall size projection screens displaying images of women from all corners of the world which the photographer began shooting in 1999. The adjacent reading room was a photographer’s dream, containing nearly every book one would want in a photo library. This expansive body of work is currently on a 10 city tour with its final stop in Zurich from January 28, 2017 – February 19, 2017. If you [continue reading...]

Surfaces and Beyond: A Visit With Isabelle Schneider

Surfaces and Beyond: A Visit With Isabelle Schneider
As photography has changed in recent years, so have the artists working in the discipline. They have adapted to new technology, borrowed ideas and materials from other arts, sometimes producing unusual results. Isabelle Schneider is one of these creatives, bringing to her work a strong aesthetic that transcends various methods, materials, and labels. Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Schneider enrolled at FIT/Parsons, creating her own course of study in fashion design, and became interested in photography thinking it would be striking on fabric. In conversation with her, the word “organic” comes up repeatedly, as does a preference for art that isn’t overly precious or artificially set off from the space it occupies. “When you have something that is public like your [continue reading...]

PWP Chelsea Gallery Show Opens in December

PWP Chelsea Gallery Show Opens in December
Please join Professional Women Photographers on Thursday, December 8th from 6 to 8 pm for the opening of It’s All in the Details at Chelsea’s Atlantic Gallery. In it, PWP members take a close up look at the world around them with some striking and startling results. All the works are small scale (less than 16 inches) and available for sale, as is a catalog of the exhibition. It’s All in the Details Opening: Thursday, December 8th 6–8 pm Show Runs: December 6 – 17, 2016 Atlantic Gallery 548 West 28th Street (between 10th & 11th Ave) Suite 540 (212) 219-3183 Invitation as a PDF: All_In_the_Details_Card – Catherine Kirkpatrick