|A young man and his pregnant wife in Washington Square Park, NYC, 1965|
Gelatin silver print 50.8 x 40.6cm (sheet) private collection, Toronto
© The Estate of Diane Arbus
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
|Marie, copyright Timothy Eastman|
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Four American Stills images are featured in Radar Poetry's Issue 10. Green Chair is on the cover of this issue; Back Door accompanies Stitches After Reading Marquez by Daniel Eduardo Ruiz; White Horse accompanies Poem for the Horse Phedras de Blondel by Clare Paniccia; and Back Door accompanies Recounting with Green by Michelle Meier. Thank you to editors Rachel Marie Patterson and Dara-Lyn Shrager.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
American photographer Susan Worsham will be presenting an artist talk to Concordia's Photography program on Wednesday, February 3rd at 1:30pm. The talk will take place in EV 3.655 and is free and open to the public followed by a Q&A and studio visits with graduate students in photography.
Friday, October 30, 2015
|Mission Old Brewery|
|Maison du Père|
Where Do You Sleep? is a cause-related photographic art project supported and sponsored by the City of Montréal. Ten photographers were selected to contribute varying works exploring their visions of homelessness.
During the summer of 2015, Tema Stauffer photographed interiors of homeless shelters throughout the city of Montréal. The question posed by the project led her to examine the accommodations provided by local organizations dedicated to protecting and supporting the homeless and other individuals in crisis or transition. Variations in funding and capacity influence the kinds of environments these organizations are capable of providing as an alternative to the streets. These range from private bedrooms to large, shared rooms with many beds, as well as the pews of a downtown church where the homeless rest during weekdays.
The photographs selected for the first exhibition on display in the Hall of Honor at Montréal's City Hall from October 31st to November 12th, 2015 portray rooms at Mission Old Brewery, Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ), and Maison de Pére. Thank you to the organizations and their directors and staff who generously opened their doors to this project, also including Nazareth House, Anne's House, Chez Doris, Auberge Madeleine, Le Chainon, Native Women's Shelter, Welcome Hall Mission, and the Open Door Church.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Berlin-based artist Kerstin Honeit will be giving a talk on Tuesday, October 6th at Concordia University in EV 3.655 at 6:30pm. The lecture is presented by the Photography Program with additional support from the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service and is free and open to the public.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
David Rosenberg features PATERSON for Slate Magazine's Behold photo blog: Honest Portraits of the People Living in What's Left of America's First Industrial City
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A solo exhibition by Tema Stauffer
Sasha Wolf Gallery
70 Orchard Street, New York, NY
September 13th - October 25th
Opening reception on Sunday, September 13th from 3-5pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
|Hany, 2013, copyright Elena Dorfman|
Monday, July 6, 2015
|Silver Lake Operations #14 [Lake Lefroy, Western Australia], 2008, Edward Burtynsky|
Monday, May 11, 2015
|Jhozali, Straight Street, Paterson, NJ, 2014|
An exhibition of 12 prints from my Paterson portrait series is opening on June 6th at Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York's new gallery space in Chinatown. This solo show is the culmination of my workspace residency last spring in New York before I left the country for a teaching position in Canada. The portrait of Jhozali on Straight Street in May 2014 is the last photograph I shot in Paterson. Thank you to the community of Paterson for making this work possible and to the CCNY and Jerome Foundation for supporting the production of these exhibitions prints.
For those in New York, I hope you will be able to join me for the opening on Saturday, June 6th from 6-8pm at 126 Baxter Street. The show will be on view for three weeks until Saturday, June 27th. More information can be found on the Baxter Street at the CCNY's website: Paterson Exhibition.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Portraits that Berlin-based artist Kerstin Honeit and I shot of one another on an afternoon exploring Manhattan's east side in March 2014 are included in Feature Shoot's write-up on The Swap, a portrait exchange curated by Stuart Pilkington.
Monday, March 23, 2015
On the Wall for March and April 2015 highlights Portraiture Now: Staging the Self at National Portrait Gallery; Modern Alchemy at The Heckscher Museum of Art; Lands in Limbo at Madison Museum of Art; Helen Levitt: In the Street at High Museum of Art; Jill Greenberg: Paintings at ClampArt Gallery; Alec Soth: Songbook at Fraenkel Gallery; Mark Steinmetz: South at Ogden Museum of Art; Teenie Harris: Civil Rights Perspectives at Carnegie Museum of Art; and For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979 at Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Thank you to Montreal-based photographer and writer Alexis Desgagnés for a thoughtful and generous presentation today to Concordia students in Photographic Visions: Theory and Practice II. Alexis discussed his past experiences as artistic director of VU Photo in Quebec City and his current work as assistant editor of the stunning Canadian photography magazine Ciel Variable, as well as topics such as producing photo books, writing about photography, developing artist communities, and taking intiative to find creative and authentic ways to survive in the arts. Best quote: "You are artists. You're not bureaucrats. You're not in the army."
Thursday, March 12, 2015
American photographer Victoria Sambunaris will be giving a talk on Wednesday, March 18th at Concordia University in EV 3.655 at 6:30pm. The lecture is presented by the Photography program and the MFA program of the Department of Studio Arts and is free and open to the general public. For more information: Artist Talk / Victoria Sambunaris
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Thank you to Concordia University's Studio Arts MFA Program for inviting me to present an artist talk on Thursday, March 5th for the Conversations in Contemporary Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series. For more information, please see: Conversations in Contemporary Art.
Conversations in Contemporary Art: Tema Stauffer
Thursday, March 5th at 6pm
VA Building 114, Concordia University
René Levésque Blvd. West, Montréal
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
On the Wall for January and February 2015 features Larry Sultan: Here and Home at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; What Remains at Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; The Plot Thickens at Fraenkel Gallery; City Under One Roof: Photographs by Jen Kinney at Center for Documentary Studies; Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich at Catherine Edelman Gallery; Keith Calhoun & Chandra McCormick: Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex at Ogden Museum of Southern Art; Private Eye: The Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection at North Carolina Museum of Art, and The Photographer's Playspace at Aperture Gallery.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
On the Wall for November and December 2014 highlights Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection at Museum of Modern Art; Mario Testino: Alta Moda at Dallas Contemporary; The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago and L.A., 1960 - 1980 at Art Institute of Chicago; Gordon Parks: The Segregation Story at High Museum of Art, Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals at Carnegie Museum of Art; Robert Adams: A Road Through Shore Pine at Fraenkel Gallery; Liz Deschenes at Walker Art Center; Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness at George Eastman House; and Subtle Beauty: Platinum Prints at National Gallery of Art.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
|Photographs by Tema Stauffer, George Tice, and Martha Cooper|
I’ll be giving a presentation on Friday, November 7th to an art history class at Ramapo College on photographic representations of Paterson, New Jersey over the course of several decades. The lecture combines selections from my portrait series in Paterson with images from George Tice’s Paterson I and Paterson II, as well as documentary photographs by Martha Cooper, Susan Levitas, and others shot for the Working in Paterson Project in the archives of the Library of Congress. This collection of around 4,000 photographs shot in Paterson in 1994 studies ways in which community life and values are shaped by work and how the theme of work intersects with themes of family, ethnicity, gender, neighborhood, and change over time. Thank you to Professor Meredith Davis for the invitation to speak to her class and to George Tice for contributing additional Paterson images from his publication, Seldom Seen, for this occasion.
Monday, October 27, 2014
White Horse is included in The Telephone Show, an exhibition of work by seventeen photographers organized by Matt Rahner for The Craft Studio Gallery at the University of Missouri. The show is on view from October 27th - November 7th and is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Travis Shaffer.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
|Stuart Pilkington, photos by Devon Levine|
Thank you to photographer and curator Stuart Pilkington for sharing his experiences and insights in a Skype interview this afternoon with seventeen students in Photographic Visions: Theory and Practice II in the Department of Studio Art at Concordia University.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
American Photo's Focus On the Wall for September & October 2014 features Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis at ICP, Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection at the J. Paul Getty Center, From Here To There: Alec Soth's America at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Michael Schmelling: Your Blues at the MoCP in Chicago, Self-Processing - Instant Photography at the Ogden Museum, Robert Voit: New Trees and The Alphabet of New Plants at ClampArt Gallery, Garry Winogrand at the MET, Shai Kramer: World Trade Center: Concrete Abstract at Julie Saul Gallery, and Janelle Lynch: Presence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
|Photograph by Alexis Hamel of Concordia University's Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex|
Friday, August 8, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
I will be giving a talk this Thursday, July 10th at 7pm in SVA's i3 Lecture Series at 136 West 21st Street, Room 418. The lecture is free and open to the public. Thank you to curator Jaime Permuth for the invitation to share my work.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
On the Wall for July & August highlights American Cool at the National Portrait Gallery, Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit at The Getty Center, Invisible Migrations at the Alice Austen House, Urban Mutantes: Latin American Photography at the International Center of Photography, New Pictures 9: Rinko Kawauchi at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Lewis Hine at the George Eastman House, Phantoms in the Dirt at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Hard Art at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, and Image Search: Photography from the Collection at the Perez Art Museum.