Wednesday, November 28, 2018

UPSTATE Reception and Lecture by Photo Scholar Alison Nordström


The reception for the exhibition, UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer, at the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University will take place on Thursday, November 29from 5-8pm.  Alison Nordström, who contributed an essay to the recent monograph published by Daylight Books, will present a lecture about this body of work at the museum at 5pm sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts.  Nordström is an independent scholar, writer and curator based in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in historical and contemporary photographs of all kinds. Formerly the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography, (Florida) and Senior Curator of Photographs/Director of Exhibitions at George Eastman House, (New York) she is the author of over 100 published books and essays on photographic topics and has curated over 100 photographic exhibitions in nine countries. The UPSTATE exhibition of twenty-five color photographs is on view at Reece Museum through December 14.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer opens at the Reece Museum on October 22

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer at the Reece Museum

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer is on view at the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University from October 22 - December 14.  The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts has sponsored a lecture with photo historian Alison Nordström at the reception for this exhibition on Thursday, November 29 at 5pm. I will present an artist talk through the Women on Wednesdays lecture series on November 7 at noon. Author Xhenet Aliu will give a reading from the foreword to UPSTATE published by Daylight Books as well as selections from her novel Brass published by Random House in 2018 on Wednesday, October 24 at 5pm.

Monday, October 1, 2018

UPSTATE story at Daylight Books


Daylight Books has created a story about UPSTATE with excerpts from photo scholar Alison Nordström's insightful essay in the book.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Artist talk at SPE Southeast Chapter Conference: The Fierce Urgency of Now

I will be presenting an artist talk at 2:30pm on Friday, September 28 at the SPE Southeast Chapter Conference hosted by the University of South Florida at the Penland School of Crafts.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Daylight Book's 2018 Pre-launch Party and Book Signing at Photoville

Image © Daylight Books

Daylight Book's 2018 Pre-launch Party and Book Signing will take place in the beer garden at Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sunday, September 16 from 4-6pm.  I will be there to celebrate fall releases and sign copies of UPSTATE.

For more information and to rsvp: Daylight at Photoville 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

American Splendour: New Photography at ilon Art Gallery

Yellow House, Wire Road, Germantown, New York, 2016

Brown Dodge, Castleton, New York, 2016 

Selections from UPSTATE received First Prize in ilon Art Gallery's Annual Juried Competition.  Thank you to curator Ruben Natal-San Miguel and jurors Loni Efron, David Rosenberg, Hannah Frieser, and Jon Feinstein. An exhibition of work by all of the artists, American Splendour: New Photography, is on view until July 25.  The gallery is located at 204 W. 123rd Street in Harlem and is open by appointment.

Monday, May 7, 2018

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer published by Daylight Books


UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer on Kickstarter

I've launched my Kickstarter campaign for the final stages of fundraising for my forthcoming monograph, UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer, to be released by Daylight Books in fall 2018, coinciding with my New Faculty Solo Exhibition at the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University opening October 22. This 84-page hardcover book, featuring 33 color photographs captured between 2015 - 2018, explores urban and rural environments and relics in and around Hudson, New York with a foreword by novelist Xhenet Aliu and an essay by independent scholar Alison Nordström.  Please consider pre-ordering copies of the book or purchasing prints in various editions. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated - thank you for your support!

Friday, February 9, 2018

ETSU Visiting Artist Lecture: McNair Evans


The Photography Program in the Department of Art & Design is excited to bring McNair Evans to ETSU next Friday, February 16 for studio visits with graduate students and a public lecture at 6pm in the Ball Hall Auditorium.  McNair grew up in the farming town of Laurinburg, NC less than 300 miles from Johnson City, TN, where he returned in 2010 to retrace his father’s life and legacy for his first monograph CONFESSIONS FOR A SON. He recently exhibited photographs at SF Camerawork with ETSU Professor Emeritus Mike Smith in a group exhibition exploring paths of mentorship and artistic collaboration.  He is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow currently living in San Francisco whose ongoing work examines themes of shared experiences and identity.  Thank you to Tracey Morgan Gallery for generously sponsoring McNair’s talk and the DoubleTree Hotel for hosting his visit.  All are welcome and encouraged to join us for his lecture next week.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Summer Workshop: American Places


Registration is open for summer workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center near Aspen, Colorado. I am scheduled to teach a photography workshop on American Places from July 23-27.  Students will have the opportunity to share past work and shoot new work during field trips in Aspen and Leadville. Please see Anderson Ranch's website for more information: American Places, Tema Stauffer 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 50

River's Edge, Hudson, New York, 2017
Upstate was selected for Photolucida's Critical Mass 2017 Top 50.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction

Rear Bedroom, Oliver Bronson House, Hudson, New York, 2016

I’ve donated a print of Rear Bedroom, Oliver Bronson House to the San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction taking place this Saturday, October 28 with bidding at 6pm.  The Oliver Bronson House was first built for Samuel Plumb in 1812 and is registered as a historic landmark and managed by Historic Hudson who gave me access to the house in Fall 2016.  Tickets to the auction and a full catalog of works are available on SF Camerawork’s website. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

2017 FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art at the Reece Museum at ETSU

Cathy, Market Street, Paterson, New Jersey, 2011

Brandi, Straight Street, Paterson, New Jersey, 2012
Cathy, Market Street, 2011 and Brandi, Straight Street, 2012 from PATERSON are included in the 2017 FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art juried by Canadian artist and illustrator Anita Kunz at the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University. This group show of work by international artists investigating societal and political concerns through various media is on view from October 9 - December 15. Juror Anita Kunz will be visiting ETSU for a week for the reception on Thursday, October 26 and meetings & critiques with students and faculty. In its fifth year, this annual juried exhibition was established by Barbara and Wayne Dyer to honor the memory of their son Fletcher, who passed away in 2009 in a motorcycle accident, and his passion for commentary and activism through art. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award International Photography Exhibition opens October 3rd in Barcelona

Yellow House, Germantown, New York, 2016
Yellow House was a runner-up in the Landscapes Category for this year's Julia Margaret Cameron Award.  The 10th JMCA International Photography Exhibition of work by finalists opens on Tuesday, October 3rd with a reception on Thursday, October 5th at Galeria Valid Foto in Barcelona, Spain. Curator Analy Werbin and Exhibition Director Julio Hirsch-Hardy speculate that this group show, featuring 171 photographs by 77 artists, will be the largest exhibition of work by women photographers ever.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Portfolio Showcase 10 Exhibition with Juror Hannah Frieser opens September 29th at the C4FAP

Union Street, Hudson, New York, 2016
White Car, Hudson, New York, 2016

Portfolio ShowCase 10 opens Friday, September 29th at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO including selections from Upstate chosen by juror Hannah Frieser, Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock.

Hannah Frieser writes: Photography buildings can take many forms. Architectural photographers, for example, take excruciating care to right every angle and present every building in  its bare architectural facts.  In Tema Stauffer's images, however, buildings are never just buildings.  Instead they speak of years past and lives lived in them. The resulting images covey a strong sense of community. Stauffer further emphasizes community with portraits she interlaces into the series.  Many images are bathed in the rich light so familiar to Upstate New Yorkers, adding gravitas to the buildings' place in people's lives. As the backbone of neighborhoods, these buildings are here now, but is is clear as the light fades and the facades crumble that things are changing and that neither building nor people might not be here much longer.

I will be traveling to Fort Collins for the reception on Friday, October 20th from 5:30 - 7:30pm and portfolio reviews with Hannah Frieser and Hamidah Glasgow the following day.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

23rd Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition and Boston Globe review

Fugary Fishing Shacks, Hudson, New York, Winter 3016
Fugary Fishing Shacks received an honorable mention from juror Hamidah Glasgow in the 23rd Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition opening July 13th.  The photograph was featured in a photography review by Mark Feeney for the Boston Globe:  "Most of the images are in color. Tema Stauffer’s understated use of it, in “Fishing Shacks, Hudson, New York,” is especially impressive, underscoring the sense of stillness in the scene. They’re cousin to Catherine Opie’s icehouses. That is high praise."

Read the full article: At the Griffin, a juried show and photographs that perform 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Jean Françoise Leblanc: Revisiting Montreal’s Backstage at the End of a Century

My article about French Canadian photographer Jean-Françoise Leblanc's recent exhibition at Maison de la culture Côtes-des-Neiges in Montreal was published on Ciel variable's website: Revisiting Montreal's Backstage at the End of a Century

Thursday, May 4, 2017

FOTOFILMIC17's Spring Shortlist


Fugary Fishing Shacks, Hudson, NY, 2016

Selections from my current series Upstate are featured on FotoFilmic17's Spring Shortlist of 30 Winners: FotoFilmic / Portfolio / Tema Stauffer  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Radar Poetry Issue 14

Yellow House, Germantown, New York, 2016
Yellow House, Germantown, New York is published in Radar Poetry's Issue 14 with Outside of Hamelin by Hannah Lee Jones.