Erin Brethauer

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Posted in North Carolina, Portraits by erinbrethauer on April 22, 2013


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.aaac_gallery_view_04

Dr. Gilmer for This American Life

Posted in North Carolina, On Assignment, Portraits by erinbrethauer on April 16, 2013

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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.

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!

June update

Posted in Portraits by erinbrethauer on June 12, 2012

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.

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Posted in Family, Home sweet home, Portraits by erinbrethauer on February 16, 2011

Brother at home.  Brookfield, WI: 12/26/10


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

Club Brady, Milwaukee: 12/26/10

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Posted in Family, Home sweet home, Portraits by erinbrethauer on January 28, 2011



Posted in North Carolina, On Assignment, Portraits by erinbrethauer on October 3, 2010

Part of what I enjoy about my job at the paper is that I get to meet some really interesting people that I probably wouldn’t have met otherwise.  Cachita is one of those people.  I hadn’t heard of her before this assignment but now that I have, I’m a fan.  Thanks job.  Originally from Cuba, Cachita rose to stardom on the Univision Spanish-language channel where she claims she was the first transsexual on Latin television in the United States.   She’s in Asheville hosting Western North Carolina’s Fiesta Latina.  She was incredibly gracious and great to photograph.  You can see the article we ran here.