Story Behind the Shot

Story Behind the Shot
Photograph and Story by PWP Member Claudia Schellenberg On the day I made this photo, we visited several workshops in villages outside of Cuenca in Ecuador, where people create and sell their crafts. The young woman pictured forms tiny figures from clay. She paints them when dry and adds props to create miniature scenes from daily life. I was particularly impressed by her intensity and concentration as she worked on a man for one of her street scenes. My favorite scene on her shelf was a woman selling flowers, complete with miniature blossoms from paper.    I couldn’t resist the purchase, and her work, which you see here, now sits on my shelf at home. 

PWP Exhibit: The Power of Tones!

PWP Exhibit: The Power of Tones!
Professional Women Photographers is proud to announce The Power of Tones, an exhibition celebrating monotone photography. Featuring work by PWP members, the show will be on view at: The Jadite Gallery December 5 – 16, 2017 (gallery open Tuesday – Saturday 12:00-6:00 pm) Opening Reception – Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm 413 West 50th Street New York City – Catherine Kirkpatrick    

Sources & Choices: Leslie Tucker

Sources & Choices: Leslie Tucker
Today photography is more than a beautiful single image. In its series Sources & Choices, PWP speaks with artists who are incorporating photographs into their work in unique and personal ways. Leslie Tucker is the daughter of a psychiatrist and was raised in the Boston area. Her early artistic influences include MAD Magazine, TV commercials, and her father’s mysterious profession. What emerged from this was a passion for satire, consumer culture and decoding human nature. She currently lives in Manhattan’s East Village and has a studio in Bushwick, where she recently had an installation in Mapping Bushwick at In-Case Art Projects. PWP: How did photographs make their way into your work? Leslie Tucker: Traditional artistic media was too slow for me, [continue reading...]

Sources & Choices: Etty Yaniv

Sources & Choices: Etty Yaniv
Today photography is more than a beautiful single image. In its series Sources & Choices, PWP speaks with artists who are incorporating photographs into their work in unique and personal ways. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Etty Yaniv holds BA in Psychology and English Literature from Tel Aviv University, a BFA from Parsons School of Design, and an MFA from SUNY Purchase. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Village Voice, Newsday Magazine and The Nation, and been exhibited internationally at many galleries and museums including the Haifa Museum of Art, the Newark Museum of Art, the Torrance Art Museum, Purdue University, and Leipziger Baumwollspinnerie, Halle 14, in Leipzig Germany. She also writes about art, and is co-curator of Mapping [continue reading...]

In Memoriam: Sally Minker

In Memoriam: Sally Minker
PWP is sad to announce the passing of member Sally Minker. Sally was a fine artist and graphic designer who shared her abundant talent with the organization by putting together publicity materials for shows and exhibiting her work. Most of all, she was a warm and encouraging member, a friend to many, a funny and gracious presence at meetings and events. Sally received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and her MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She won grants and awards from the Artists Space in New York City, the Connemara Conservancy in Dallas, and the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Art and Culture in Baltimore. Her work has been exhibited widely in group and [continue reading...]