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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
|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
Thursday, September 27, 2018
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
|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
|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 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
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
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
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
|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
|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|
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
|Union Street, Hudson, New York, 2016|
|White Car, Hudson, New York, 2016|
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
|Fugary Fishing Shacks, Hudson, New York, Winter 3016|
Read the full article: At the Griffin, a juried show and photographs that perform
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Revisiting Montreal's Backstage at the End of a Century