Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Skype conversation with Stuart Pilkington at Concordia University



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

Eugene


Eugene
Parc La Fontaine
Montreal, QC
August 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

On the Wall: Still Pristine



American Photo's Focus On the Wall for September & October 2014 features Sebastiao Salgado: Genisis at the 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

Concordia University

Photograph by Alexis Hamel of Concordia University's Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex 
Hello from Montreal!  I've recently relocated from New York City and have started a new teaching position as LTA Assistant Professor of Photography in the Department of Studio Arts at Concordia University. I'm thrilled to be working with Marisa Portolese, Genevieve Cadieux, Raymonde April, Evergon, and other Fine Arts faculty.  I will continue to post photo news from time-to-time. Best wishes to everyone for an inspiring year!

Friday, August 8, 2014

SVA i3 Lecture on Video


A video of my July 10th talk in SVA's i3 lecture series can be found on Vimeo and YouTube.  Thank you again to photographer and lecture series curator Jaime Permuth for the invitation and introduction.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Artist Talk in SVA's i3 Lecture Series


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

Jhozali


Jhozali
Straight Street
Paterson, NJ
May 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

On the Wall: Like, Awesome



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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Paterson on Dodho Magazine



A selection of Paterson portraits are featured on Barcelona's Dodho Magazine: PATERSONThank you to editor Maximo Panes.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Swap with Kerstin Honeit

Kerstin Honeit, New York City, March 2014 by Tema Stauffer 
Portraits by Berlin-based artist Kerstin Honeit and I shot in March 2014 on her trip to New York City were published on The Swap today, a web series curated by Stuart Pilkington inspiring two photographers to portray one another.  Some thoughts on our work and our relationship by both Stuart and myself can be found at: Kerstin Honeit and Tema Stauffer 

Tema Stauffer, New York City, March 2014 by Kerstin Honeit

Friday, April 25, 2014

Alexis


Alexis
Alley
Paterson, NJ
April 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

CCNY 2014 Darkroom Resident Artist Talks

I will be giving a short talk on Friday, April 25 along with the three other CCNY Darkroom Resident artists - Ido Abramsohn, Patricia Voulgaris, and Ji Yeo.  The talks starts at 7pm with refreshments before and after at the CCNY Studio at 336 West 37th Street, Suite #206.  Those planning to attend should RSVP John Stanley at john@cameraclubny.org.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stephanie


Stephanie
Parking Lot
Paterson, NJ
April 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Steven


Steven
Market Street
Paterson, NJ
April 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Steve and Brandi


Steve and Brandi
Parking Lot
Paterson, NJ
February 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

M. Cole


M. Cole
Market Street
Paterson, NJ
March 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Marcus


Marcus
Straight Street
Paterson, NJ
September 2013

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Victor


Victor
Main Street
Paterson, NJ
December 2011

Monday, March 17, 2014

On the Road with Victoria Sambunaris


Last winter, I was invited by American Photo On Campus to interview a mentor for a piece in which our images would appear side-by-side. Victoria Sambunaris and I met in fall 2009 during a meet-up organized by Women in Photography at the Half King in Chelsea. Our shared wanderlust and fascination with American realities led to an exchange of e-mails and conversations over the last five years about the desires and many challenges that surround making our work. My interview with Vicky was recently published on American Photo's website, On the Road with Victoria Sambunaris: Photographer Tema Stauffer interviews her mentor

Vicky will be presenting a talk on Thursday, March 20th at 7pm at the School of Visual Arts Amphitheater through the Camera Club of New York's lecture series. I'm honored to have this opportunity to introduce her to the audience with two of my classes in attendance.

Transgressor Magazine recently published Borderline: On the Road with Vicky Sambunaris, a selection of new images made in South Texas near the border of Mexico accompanied by some of her insights. The most exciting news is the upcoming publication of her first monograph, Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape by Radius Books scheduled for release in April 2014. A huge and heartfelt congratulations to Vicky on this momentous accomplishment from a devoted friend and admirer.

Above: Victoria Sambunaris's Untitled (Santa Elena Canyon), Big Bend National Park, 2010

Thursday, March 13, 2014

PDNedu Project X: Help-Portrait


PDNedu's Spring 2014 digital edition is live this week, including a short Project X piece I wrote about Anthony Aquino, a high school photo teacher in upstate New York who organized Help-Portrait events at a local soup kitchen where his students set up a make-shoft studio and gave portraits to the community. Founded by Jeremy Cowart, Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers and other volunteers who provide portraits to people in need in communities around the world.

Help Portrait: High School Photo Students Inspired to Give, Rather than Take, Portraits 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ON THE WALL: Mother Reload



I've recently started featuring national photo exhibitions for American Photo Magazine's six yearly print issues.  The March & April 2014 Focus ON THE WALL highlights Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity curated by Susan Bright at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Hannah Whitaker at M+B Gallery, Made for Magazines at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Marc Yankus: The Space Between at ClampArt Gallery,  Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison: Gautier's Dream at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Bill Cunningham: Facades at the New York Historical Society, 31 Years: Gifts from Martin Weinstein at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Capa in Color at the International Center of Photography, and A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio at the Museum of Modern Art.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Photo Review 2012 Competition Issue


Jorge and Cathy (Third Prize) published in The Photo Review, Volume 30, Number 4 with work by the winners of the 2012 Photo Review Competition juried by Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Steiglitz Center at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Marlon


Marlon
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Paterson, NJ 
April 2013

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2014 CCNY Darkroom Residency

Thank you to CCNY board and staff John Stanley, Allen Frame, and Saul Robbins and jurors Daniel Handal, Cara Phillips, and Anna Shteynshleyger for selecting me to participate in the 2014 CCNY Darkroom Residency Program. Congratulations to the other three photographers chosen for the residency this year: Ido Abramsohn, Patricia Voulgaris, and Ji Yeo. I look forward to starting my residency this month and working towards the completion of the Paterson documentary portrait series.

Entering its 8th year, the CCNY Darkroom Residency Program provides participating artists with three (3) months of free access to CCNY’s darkrooms, digital work stations, and shooting studio. The CCNY Darkroom Residency Program is made possible by generous support from Fujifilm; Kodak; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; and The Jerome Foundation.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Photography Sampler at Ramapo College


Photography Sampler, a group exhibition of work by four photographers, opens tonight at the Pascal Gallery in the Berrie Center from Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College. Participating photographers are Eva Fazarri, Jose Hernandez, Dina Kantor and Tema Stauffer.  The exhibition is on view through October 18th.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


An installation shot courtesy of Andy Adams of portrait exhibitions MAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE and ABOUT FACE at The Nelson-Aktins Museum of Art.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Face to Face Portrait of an Artist Series


As part of a continuing series of interviews with the forty-eight artists whose work was selected for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Portrait of an Artist: Tema Stauffer was recently published on the National Portrait Gallery's Face to Face blog.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

MAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE


MAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE: Recent Perspectives on Photographic Portraiture presented by Flakphoto association with the Nelsen-Atkins Museum of Art went live this past week. Along with work by and interviews with 26 other photographers, my Paterson series and interview can be found at: TEMA STAUFFER

Thursday, July 4, 2013

MAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE - Recent Perspectives on Photographic Portraiture


Contributing photographers were announced yesterday for the upcoming digital exhibition, MAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE, curated by Andy Adams for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in conjunction with About Face, a traditional exhibition of current portraiture opening in August 2013.

I'm honored that selections from my Paterson series will be included in this digital show along with work by a group of remarkable photographers: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Yolanda del Amo, Christopher Churchill, Paul D'Amato, Jess T. Dugan, Doug DuBois, Matt Eich, Jason Florio, Jessica Todd Harper, Dave Jordano, Dina Kantor, Stacy Kranitz, Molly Landreth, Graham Miller, Jim Mortram, Lydia Panas, Laura Pannack, Deborah Parkin, Cara Phillips, Richard Renaldi, Simon Roberts, Marjorie Salvaterra, Betsy Schneider, Shen Wie, Carrie Will, and Susan Worsham.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Andrew



Andrew
Straight Street
Paterson, NJ
May 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Somene I Know

Tawny in Mary's studio, March 2013 
Someone I Know for SOMEONE I KNOW curated by Stuart Pilkington bringing together portraits by photographers from around the world. A few of my favorites by Alison Malone, Benjamin McMahon, Daniel TraubDave Jordano, Irina Rozovsky, Juliana Beasley, Justin James Reed, Olivier Despicht, Susan Worsham, and Susana Raab.