Erin Brethauer

Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery

Posted in Friends, Home sweet home, North Carolina, Portraits by erinbrethauer on April 15, 2013

2013-04 AAAC show postcard greyFriday 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!

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Friday, April 12, 2013

The Image, Deconstructed and camp

Posted in Friends, On Assignment, Portraits by erinbrethauer on March 24, 2013

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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.

I’ve also conducted two interviews for the blog, one with Maggie Steber on her memory series (click here) and the other with Mike Belleme on his skateboarding culture project (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!

Maggie Steber on memory for The Image, Deconstructed

Posted in Friends by erinbrethauer on February 6, 2012

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

Kyle, Matt and Omaha

Posted in Friends by erinbrethauer on February 3, 2012

12.8.11-12.13.11 in Omaha, NE

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Kyle

Posted in Friends by erinbrethauer on December 23, 2011

12.12.11 in Omaha, Kyle outside the movie theater.

 

 

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Flying Cloud

Posted in Farming in the Blood, Friends, North Carolina by erinbrethauer on November 1, 2011

From 10.5.11

Some photos from my last visit out to Flying Cloud Farm in October on Anna’s last day.  So long to summer, fall is here.

 

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Bun in his garden, early summer

Posted in Friends, North Carolina by erinbrethauer on August 15, 2011

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New Orleans, part deux

Posted in Friends, Travel by erinbrethauer on May 2, 2011

3/27/11 – New Orleans

1. Erica

2. Tery

3. Lindsay & John

4-5. Erica, human vase

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Matty

Posted in Friends, Home sweet home, Portraits by erinbrethauer on February 10, 2011

La Perla, Milwaukee: 12/22/10

Jordan’s apt: 12/24/10

Marquette campus: 12/23/10

Jordan’s apt: 12/24/10

Jordan’s apt: 12/24/10

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Chris

Posted in Friends, Home sweet home, Portraits by erinbrethauer on February 4, 2011

Club Brady, Milwaukee: 12/26/10

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