I just posted some images to my website of the show up at the Asheville Area Arts Council gallery. If you can’t make it to the gallery before April 27th, take a look here.
This American Life has a great episode this week about the intertwined path of two doctors (both coincidentally with the last name Gilmer). I got to take this portrait of Dr. Benjamin Gilmer for their website at his clinic on Cane Creek Road just outside of Asheville. His office is actually just down the road from Jeremy and Amanda, the Cane Creek Valley farmers I followed for a growing season back in 2009. It was neat listening to the episode having met some of the people and visited some of the places in the story. Really grateful for the opportunity to help in a small way with this story – thank you This American Life. I’m a big fan.
Check out the story here.
Friday was the opening for my show at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery. It’ll be up until April 27th so if you’re in town, please check it out! There are twelve images from last summer’s visits to Camp Lakey Gap (a camp for people with autism in Black Mountain), five images from New Orleans and five images from Hayward, Wisconsin during the Birkebeiner ski race. Below is a photo of Jon hanging the show. And below that is a group shot at the end of the night Friday. Thanks for taking a look!
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Image, Deconstructed is one of my favorite photography resources and I’m very excited that my Autism Camp work is featured this week along with an interview on the story behind the project. I’m honored to take part. A big thank you to Ross Taylor, Logan Mock-Bunting and the rest of the TID team- they are amazing photographers and people and I really appreciate all the great work they’re doing for the photo community.
To see the interview on The Image, Deconstructed, click here.
The team behind the blog is holding the first TID workshop this weekend in Chapel Hill- great people, I hope to make the next one. Check it out here.
In other news, I have a show coming up in the AAAC gallery in the River Arts District here in Asheville. The show is going up April 9th and will be on view the entire month. I’m going to show two bodies of personal work: one from my wanderings in New Orleans and Wisconsin and the other will be a selection of my autism camp diptychs. Lots to be done.
Come to the show opening on Friday, April 12th from 6-9pm. You can see details from the gallery here.
Thanks for looking!
I know with the election over, you’re probably going through political withdrawal and waxing nostalgic for all the hoopla and drama. No? Well, just in case you need a little taste, I finally posted some photos from the DNC in Charlotte which you can see here.
Thanks for looking! And hope you had a very happy thanksgiving.
Every year I’ve worked at the paper, I’ve covered the annual Holiday Parade in downtown Asheville and each year, I find myself following this one group- the Hillcrest High Steppin’ Majorettes and Drum Corp.
They have this energy that is captivating and exciting and the people they pass on the parade route react to that energy. They jump up and dance, yelling to their friends in the group. The high steppers usually have police officers escorting them through the parade route because a big entourage of fans and parents start following them.
So in preparation for this year’s parade, I decided to do a project on the group. I went to their practices and took notes, video and pictures and after a week of editing, the story was published last Saturday in the Citizen-Times.
You can read the article here.
See photos and video on my updated website here.
Or visit the project page on the newspaper’s website here.
I hope you’ll check it out.
Here ye! Here ye! If you happen to be in Asheville this weekend, you can see some of my work in the Asheville Art Museum’s print fair. A huge thanks to Steve Mann for helping me pull some prints together for the show and to Kevin Hogan for organizing our group. You can find info about the fair here. These are two of the prints in the show- I’m finally scanning and editing together the film I shot in northern Wisconsin in February during the Birkebeiner with my pops. Looking at all that snow makes me feel much cooler. More from that project very soon. Til then, I’m off to the beach!
June is magic. In addition to being my birthday month, June is when the LOOK3 photography festival happens up in Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s the best place to catch up with friends, see excellent work and get some much needed inspiration. I returned yesterday and am excited to get working on projects, edit existing work and update my poor, neglected blog. Ta-daa!
A few good notes since the last time I posted. I updated my website- check it out: www.erinbrethauer
Also, I’m happy to be included in the 2012 Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers list. I submitted the diptychs I made last summer at Camp Lakey Gap in Black Mountain, a camp for people with autism. You can see more on my website and learn more about the award here.
If you haven’t seen The Image, Deconstructed blog yet, please check it out. There is a growing body of insightful interviews with excellent photographers about their approach to an image or body of work. It was a real treat helping out with the last interview with Maggie Steber, a photographer I truly admire.
See the interview here: http://www.imagedeconstructed.com/post/spotlight-on-maggie-steber
I especially appreciate Maggie’s photographs of her mother and also the lovely story behind this image:
From Maggie: “I met Elly Chovel at another assignment and found out she was a founder of the Pedro Pan Organization, and fled Cuba at an early age. She told me how she swam in the waters off Key Biscayne daily at dawn because the waters lapped the shores of both Miami and Cuba….
When I photograph someone I always zone in on them. I’m all there and I’m looking for small signs or signals – I guess you could call them moments – they are what make a good photograph. The morning we shot this photo, Elly was just swimming so easily. Her head seemed to float on the water; she seemed almost asleep, but I knew it was because she was remembering. That’s so powerful. I was steeped in the story of memory and the experience of seeing my mother’s memories disappear had a profound effect on me.
I was inspired by the power of this and how, in losing memory, one can lose one’s self – be it dementia or forgetting a birth country. To remind herself of Cuba, Elly swam in the sea, in her memory. I get lost in this idea in the best sense of the word.”
The Image, Deconstructed: www.imagedeconstructed.com