Showing posts from March, 2015

Contemporary Photographer Series - Rania Matar

Anna F, Winchester, MA 2009 © Rania Matar
Rania Matar is a contemporary photographer whose work in the United States and the Middle East focuses on the lives of young girls and women. Her work is held in collections around the world including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida and the Lehmbruck Museum in Germany. Her photographs have been published in two monographs - Ordinary Lives by Quantuck Lane Press in 2009 and A Girl and Her Room by Umbrage Editions in 2012. She was recently interviewed by Kasey Sisko for our Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS).
You have multiple series of work that focus on adolescent women. Why are you most interested in this time frame?
I am a mother of two daughters, I have sons as well, but I have always been fascinated with girls probably because I was one. I started working with A Girl and Her Room when I realized my daughter, who was fifteen at the time, was changing. I was not sure what angle …

BEHIND THE LENS: Women Photographers on the South and Appalachia

© Susan Lipper 
BEHIND THE LENS: Women Photographers on the South and Appalachia
Tipton Gallery, 126 Spring St. Johnson City, TN
March 6 - 28, 2015
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday March 6, 6 - 8 pm

Participating Artists: 

Rachel Boillot, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Maude Schuyler Clay, Cynthia Henebry, Anna Gay, Jane Robbins Kerr, Stacy Kranitz, Susan Lipper, Deborah Luster, Pamela PecchioCaitlin Peterson, Tamara Reynolds, Rosalind Solomon, Magdalena Sole, Marilyn SurianiSusan Worsham

Curated by ETSU graduate student Lyn A. Govette and ETSU alumnus Jess Hillyer, BEHIND THE LENS is an exhibition of photographs by female artists drawn exclusively from the collection of The Do Good Fund, a non-profit collection of contemporary Southern photography. Established in 2012, Do Good's mission is to make their collection accessible not only to regional museums and galleries but to non-traditional venues that support community-based programming throughout the South.
The exhibition feature…