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.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Upstate series at Sasha Wolf Projects

River's Edge, Hudson, NY, 2017
Selections from Upstate are on Sasha Wolf Project's website: Tema Stauffer / Upstate 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Context 2017 at Filter Space

White Car, Hudson, New York, 2016

White Car, Hudson, New York has been selected by juror Natasha Egan for inclusion in Context 2017 opening at Filter Space in Chicago on March 3rd.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Radar Poetry Issue 13

JANUARY 2017. Cover Art: I'll Never Let You Go (Ship I) by Carrie DeBacker
White Car, Hudson, New York accompanies Kelly Cressio-Moeller's American Landscape with Chalk Outlines published in Radar Poetry's Issue 13.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Portofolio ShowCase 10 at C4FAP

Peter, Hudson, NY, 2016
A selection of images from Upstate was chosen by juror Hannah Frieser for an upcoming group an exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Portfolio ShowCase 10 opens in Fall 2017 with a reception on October 20th.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Artist Talk at Ramapo College

White Car, Hudson, NY,  New York, 2016 from Upstate series in-progress
I'll be presenting an artist talk to students in Professor Meredith Davis' art history seminar on Friday, November 4th at 10am at the School of Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Radar Poetry Issue 11

Collapsing Barn with Sumac Trees, Route 9, Kinderhook, New York, 2016
Three photographs shot in upstate NY earlier this year are included in Radar Poetry's Issue 11.  Cross Street, Hudson accompanies A Few Things, A Bicycle, And a Love Poem by Emily Alexander; Collapsing Barn with Sumac Trees, Route 9 accompanies Culling the Flock by Kyla Sterling; and Winter Branches, Germantown accompanies Adaption by Jo Sarzotti.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Picturing America's Outsiders

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 
I reviewed Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s - 1980s at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto for American Photo magazine with comments by co-curators Sophie Hackett and Jim Shedden: Picturing America's Outsiders 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Timothy Eastman on Photographing Conflict in the Ukraine

Marie, copyright Timothy Eastman 
I recently interviewed Brooklyn-based photographer Timothy Eastman for American Photo about his trip to Ukraine in August 2015 to explore the impact of the War in Donbass on the everyday lives of people in small villages:  Timothy Eastman on Photographing Conflict in the Ukraine

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Radar Poetry Issue 10

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

The Capra Review

Thank you to the editors of the Capra Review for publishing a selection of Paterson portraits along with a short interview in the Spring 2016 issue: Paterson by Tema Stauffer.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Visiting Artist Talk at Concordia University / Susan Worsham / February 3rd

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

Where Do You Sleep?

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

The New Yorker reviews PATERSON

Vince Aletti reviews PATERSON at Sasha Wolf Gallery for The New Yorker: Tema Stauffer 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Visiting Artist Talk at Concordia University / Kerstin Honeit / October 6th

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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PATERSON opens at Sasha Wolf Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 13th

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

Elena Dorfman's Portraits of Syria's Lost Generation

Hany, 2013, copyright Elena Dorfman
I recently interviewed photographer Elena Dorfman for American Photo about her experiences making portraits and audio recordings of Syrian teen-aged refugees that are currently on display at the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  The interview can be found at: Elena Dorfman's Portraits of Syria's Lost Generation.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Topographics Anew: Picturing the Incredible Human Impact on the Landscape

Silver Lake Operations #14 [Lake Lefroy, Western Australia], 2008, Edward Burtynsky
A short interview for American Photo Magazine with the Cincinnati Art Museum's Associate Curator of Photography Brian Sholis about the current exhibition "Human-Altered Landscapes" exploring the lasting influence of the New Topographics movement and featuring work by Edward Burtynsky, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Lucas Foglia, Pieter Hugo, and others at: Topographics Anew: Picturing the Incredible Impact on the Landscape.

Monday, May 11, 2015

PATERSON exhibition at Baxter Street at the CCNY opening Saturday, June 6th

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

Feature Shoot: The Swap

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: Self-Dramatization

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

Alexis Desgagnés' presentation to photo students at Concordia University

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."