Images Fall 2021 Gallery Speaker and Jury Team

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Gallery Speaker: Terry Falk

 

Over the past forty years, Terence Falk has played an exceptionally active role in the fine art photography world, including that of photographer, educator, archivist, historian, and curator. He is regarded as one of the finest exhibition black and white printers, with clientele such as Richard Avedon,
Bruce Davidson, Philippe Halsman, Horst, Mary Ellen Mark, Duane Michals, Eva Rubinstein, and Rodney Smith. Falk has exhibited widely in New England and New York. Group shows include “Metal Transfigured”at
The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City; The 2003 Biennial Exhibition of the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut and “New England/New Talent” at theThe Fitchburg Museum of Art , Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Solo exhibitions include “Borrowed Light: The Photographs of Terence Falk,” at The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine, and “Photographs by Terence Falk: A Thirty-Five Year Retrospective”, at The Keyes Gallery in Stony Creek, Connecticut. In 1986, Falk was awarded an Artist Residency Fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Sweet Briar, Virginia and in 1996 he received The Weir Farm Visiting Artist Fellowship, in Wilton, Connecticut. His writing and research skills were utilized as he served as an editor for the online artist database AskArt, where he updated and re-wrote the biographies of thousands of american artists. Falk’s teaching credentials include classes at The International Center of Photography, New York City; The Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine and The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. Presently, Terence is on the faculty of Paier College, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Juror: Stella Kramer

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor and creative consultant Stella Kramer has worked with such top publications as The New York Times, Newsweek, People, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly. Based in New York City, Stella works nationally and internationally as a private consultant, to help photographers strengthen their creative eye, put together the strongest portfolios and websites that reflect their work, and set a course to reach their professional goals.

Stella has worked on many of the major news events in recent history. As photo editor for The New York Times series “Portraits of Grief” Kramer memorialized those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. She was awarded, along with Times editors and writers, the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as well as the 2002 Infinity Award of Special Recognition from the International Center of Photography.  She also won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography with others at The New York Times.

In 1994 Stella oversaw Newsweek’s team of photographers covering the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. She was a photo editor for LIFE magazine’s special issue series on the 1990 Gulf War, “LIFE In Time Of War”, and has won awards from SPD, Women In Communications, and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Stella lectures, curates, appears at photo festivals around the country as a portfolio reviewer, and consults with companies on their visual image.

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Juror: Joseph Jurson

 

Born in Detroit in 1957, Joseph Jurson studied Graphic Design and
Photography and graduated in 1979 cum laude from the University of
Michigan School of Art. Since leaving school Joseph has made photography a constant and serious part of his life.


Splitting his time between New York and Connecticut, he finds particular
inspiration in the familiar and well trod backyard paths of his Madison,
CT garden, the bustling streets and avenues of New York City, as well as
the unique locations he diligently pursues in his travels back and forth
across the country and when overseas.


He is continuously working to develop his technique and intensify the
images that constantly engage him. His varied work experiences as a
gardener, photographer’s assistant, art director, and film producer have
been a continuing adjunct to the constant of nature photography.
His work is represented in five fine art photo galleries in: California,
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia: additionally, his
work can be found in numerous public and private collections.

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Juror: Archy LaSalle

 

Archy LaSalle received a Bachelor of Art degree in Photography with honors from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1982.

 

Early in his career, Mr. LaSalle received national and international attention for his artistic documentation of the M.B.T.A. Orange Line Southwest Corridor subway system project in Boston.  He was awarded an artist's residency at the Foundation Karolyi in Vence, France.  His work in France subsequently earned him a residency at Cite Internationale des Artes in Paris. In 2007, he was the recipient of an ART grant from The Philanthropic Initiative for a photographic project in South Africa.

 

Mr. LaSalle’s work is included in Black Photographers: 1945-1985, published by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His photographs can also be found in the collection of many art museums including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the DeCordova Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.

 

In conjunction with his artistic career, Mr. LaSalle has been a committed and dedicated educator who lectured frequently at art institutions here and abroad and who worked for 27 years in the photography department at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. LaSalle was the 2009 winner of the Excellence in Teaching National Award by CENTER in Santa Fe.

 

In the past few years, he began to focus on the considerable lack of representation of Black visual artists in the permanent collections of art museums. As an educator in a school where the majority of the students were Black and Brown, he was struck that his students only got to see themselves at exhibitions that most notably were available during Black History Month in February. This led him to look beyond his career and put together a grassroots organization to address the lack of representation of Black and Brown artists in the permanent collections of our art museums.

 

The mission of “WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE AT”  is to work directly with Museum Directors and Curators to help change the process and balance of acquisitions to more fairly represent our diverse world.