IMAGES Jurors and  Speakers 

 

Robert Lisak

Gallery Speaker

Robert Lisak is a photographer and videographer based in New Haven. He has done a wide range of work for commercial, architectural and non-profit clients, as well as pursuing his personal work for the past twenty five years.

 

Robert is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and has an MFA in photography from the Yale School of Art. For more than twenty years he taught Photography at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, where he created the digital photography courses in the Media Studies Department.

Paul Goodwin

IMAGES Juror

Although he surrounds himself with the landscapes of New England, Paul Goodwin has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada consistently capturing images all along the way. Born and raised in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, Paul came to Photography at an early age, becoming staff photographer at his high school newspaper. He soon discovered a passion for landscapes in the beautiful area that he grew up in. Even though he had to hold down a "real" job, Paul used every opportunity he could get to take day trips or vacations to take pictures and hone his craft.

With the new century came new technology and Paul embraced it learning the ins and outs of digital photography and digital photo manipulation. With the gift of this new technology, Mr. Goodwin has been able to produce all of his own work, from capturing the image right down to the final printing.

Paul currently resides with his family in rural Worcester County, Massachusetts. He offers private lessons as well as judges photo competitions. He can often be found anywhere outside, with his camera in his hand.

Charles Hagen

IMAGES Juror

Charles is a photographer, teacher, and writer. He resides in NY. 

Artist Statement

I value the certainty with which photography records the world, but I also value its limitations, its inability to get things right. I seek moments when visual appearances don't match what I expect, when an unexpected glitch, in the camera or myself, opens questions about just what's going on.


 

A central function of photography for me is simply to allow me to notice things, to pay attention, to acknowledge and take pleasure in both the richness and contradictions of seeing.

Photo is Crazy Red, Brooklyn, 2012 by Charles Hagen. 

Paula Tognarelli

IMAGES Juror

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 3 satellite gallery spaces and several virtual on-line galleries as well.

 

Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 54 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite  and online gallery spaces. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a  candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. She has juried and curated exhibitions internationally including American Photo’s Image of the Year, Photoville’s Fence, Flash Forward Festival, Deland Arts Festival, Center for Fine Art Photography, PDN’s Photo Annual, PDN’s Curator Awards, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Image Ohio, The Curated Fridge, the Kontinent Awards, The Clarence John Laughlin Award/New Orleans Photo Alliance, the Filter Festival in Chicago, San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, Your Daily Photograph for Duncan Miller Gallery, Dedham Portrait Project, Peter Miller Fine Art Gallery, Rhode Island Art League, Yankee Magazine, Vermont Center for Photography, The Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Through the Lens Exhibit of the Art League of Rhode Island, Davis Orton Gallery, the Congressional Institute’s national visual art competition for high school students, A Smith Gallery, TX, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Lens 2018 Perspective Gallery, Evanston, Illinois, Flora, Columbus State University’s Rankin Arts Photography Center in Columbus, GA, SohoPhotoGallery National Competition, NYC, member of the jury panel for 2018 Arnold Newman Prize and the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China.

She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld and Color Connections.

 

She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography Fellowships twice, as well as Danforth Art Museum and Arts Worcester, a juror for the Cambridge Art Council’s Community Supported Art Initiative, South Shore Art Center, Marblehead, Rockport, Bedford, and New Hampshire Art Associations, and many area camera clubs and art councils. She is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland, a nominator for the Heinz Prize in Pennsylvania, the Robert Gardner Fellowship at Harvard University, St. Botolph Club Foundation, MOPA Triennial, Kyoto Prize and the Rappaport Prize in Massachusetts. Ms. Tognarelli was recognized by “Printing Impressions Magazine” as one of twelve women in the United States who contributed to digital advances in the printing and graphic arts industries.

She is a past member of the Xerox Technical Advisory Board, Winchester Rotary and the board of the Winchester Multicultural Network. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography and Mount Ida College.

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