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Mishka Henner Talk at Cleveland Museum of Art

March 20, 2017

Mishka Henner

Mishka Henner, Artist Lecture
Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ 2pm
Cleveland Museum of Art

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Steven Mastroianni Studios Visit

October 27, 2016

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Steven Mastroianni is a full time professional photographer, with several hundred weddings to his credit. He is also a college professor, and has been working as an artist and photographer in the Cleveland area since 1988. Mastroianni has a BFA in photography from The Cleveland Institute of Art, where he also studied painting, printmaking, and video. He continues to make and exhibit original art work in various galleries to this day.

Steven Mastroianni will host our Commercial Photography class at his studio on Tue, November 1st. We will meet at 3:30pm to allow for travel time (regular class time is 3:15pm)

His studio is located at 2687 W 14th Street in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.


Zanele Muholi Lecture at CMA

January 28, 2016

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Contemporary Artists Lecture Series: Zanele Muholi 
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall

Artist and visual activist Zanele Muholi records the lives of black lesbian women in South Africa through photography, installation, and video, seeking to illuminate the contradictions of life in a country that recognizes the legality of same-sex marriages but is plagued by hate crimes and intolerance for LGBTI individuals. In photographic series such as Faces and Phases and Weddings, and the video Being Scene, Muholi brings into focus the love, intimacy, and daily life within these close-knit yet vulnerable communities. Join the artist in her first Cleveland appearance for a discussion of her work and career. The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Recital Hall lobby.

Free; registration recommended.
Reserve tickets at, or call the ticket desk at 216-421-7350.

Unfixed at Transformer Station

January 8, 2016

Paul Shambroom, Poppy, 2014 Pigmented Inkject Print

UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image
Transformer Station
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 15, 6pm
Additional events below

This winter Transformer Station presents UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image, an exhibition featuring 11 national and international artists who are exploring the ephemeral image in a wide variety of ways with and without cameras, in still images as well as video. Although photographic images existed long before, the birth of photography is marked by the date when we learned to “fix” a representative image on a light sensitive surface permanently. Since then, the truth of photographic representation has been often questioned and much discussed. Less debated, but just as questionable is the permanence of the photographic image. Of course, eventually, all surfaces decay and images fade, but the artists in this exhibition embrace the fleeting nature of the image that is created by light and is eventually destroyed by it.

Many of the works in UNFIXED have been created for the exhibition, including a site-specific installation of Wait and See by Swiss artists

F + D Cartier and a project by Matthew Gamber that deconstructs the illusion of color photography through the lyrical use of obsolete slide projectors. John Opera’s application of natural, light-sensitive dyes mean that his photographs will fade gradually, while Phil Chang’s unfixed photographs will disappear within hours of the opening party. A group of vernacular photographs from the collection of Peter Cohen reveal the surprising beauty of Kodacolor snapshots from the 1950’s that, owing to a faulty dye couplers, have all turned pink. Other works in the show are elegiac—Brian Ganter’s heat sensitive tintypes reveal haunting portraits of queer porn stars, all of whom died of AIDS, when held in the viewer’s hands. Meanwhile Paul Shambroom’s photographs of lost pet flyers, washed out by sun and rain, quietly mourn what can never be recaptured. Also featuring work by Eric William Carroll, Dustin Grella, Luke Stettner, and Tom Persinger, UNFIXED brings together objects and images that cause us to consider mortality and entropy, time and memory and the beauty of moments that can never last.

UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image will open on Friday, January 15th. Transformer Station members are invited to preview the exhibition from 5 – 6 p.m. Artists Françoise and Daniel Cartier will deliver a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

Additional Programs

Matthew Gamber Gallery Talk, Saturday, January 16th, 2 p.m.

Dr. Kate Albers Lecture, “The Ephemeral Photograph: From Salt Prints to Snapchat,” Saturday, March 12th, 2 p.m.

Tom Persinger Gallery Talk and Performance, Sunday, April 3rd, 3 p.m.

Prof Eric Vaughn’s Photography at Beck Center

January 7, 2016


Eric Vaughn: Cross Section
Beck Center for the Arts
Opening reception: Sat, Jan 9, 6-7:30pm

The Beck Center main gallery is proud to host the opening reception for Eric Vaughn’s one person photography show, Cross Section. Eric’s images demonstrate his techinical skills as well as his unique artistic vision and a contemporary art approach to his medium. “Retaining the photographic trace of observable phenomena operates as a guiding principle in my art practice..” – E. Vaughn

The public is welcome to attend the artist’s reception free of charge. The show will be on view from 1/8/16 – 1/31/16. Please visit www.beckcenter.orgfor more information on open hours.


Eric teaches photography at CSU. His exhibition features an 18-piece display of 40″ prints from his Distant, Disrupted Visions series. Click here to visit the Facebook Event page.

Eadweard Muybridge Film at CIFF / CMA

March 6, 2015

Cleveland International Film Festival
Neighborhood Screening of EADWEARD
Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Click here to visit the CIFF website.
How do you capture a moment? Kyle Rideout’s biopic EADWEARD (2014) shows how this question becomes an obsession of one of the forefathers of motion pictures, Eadweard Muybridge. In 1872, Muybridge reveals hisfirst study of animal locomotion: a series of photos depicting the movements of a running horse that no human eye had ever seen. “This is life,” he explains to his admiring audience. But Muybridge wants to know more. His passion compels Flora, a sultry 21-year-old divorcée, to move with Muybridge from California to Pennsylvania, where he has secured $50,000 to take more pictures. Although Muybridge considers his work to be science, not art, the resulting photographic sequences—of a woman jumping over a stool, a man walking a goat, two men boxing, and so on—are undeniably beautiful. Still, as Muybridge amasses thousands of images depicting life, his own life with Flora begins to unravel. In this impressive first film, Rideout uses time-lapse photography, jump cuts, and slow motion to recreate the magic of Muybridge’s photography.


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Film Festival members can purchase tickets beginning Friday, February 27, and the general public can purchase tickets beginning Friday, March 6. Use the code “CMA” to save two dollars on the price of admission.

EADWEARD will also be screened on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4:25 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas.

Photography Programming at Area Museums

November 3, 2014


Forbidden Games:
Surrealist and Modernist Photography

Cleveland Museum of Art
Sunday, October 19, 2014 to Sunday, January 11, 2015
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall
Through 167 photographs and illustrated books, the Raymond collection tells two stories: one of a radical moment in early twentieth-century art and the other of an impassioned collector whose adventurous spirit and vision harmonized perfectly with his subject. Beginning in the 1990s, art collector and filmmaker David Raymond judiciously sought out vintage prints from the 1920s through the 1940s that reflect the eye in its wild state (l’oeil a l’état sauvage), remaining true to the spirit of André Breton, a founder of surrealism. Raymond’s holdings of surrealist and modernist photography were distinguished by their quality, breadth, and rarity of subject matter. In 2007, the Cleveland Museum of Art made a major, transformative acquisition by procuring that collection, one of the most important holdings of twentieth-century surrealist photography that remained in private hands.

Vertiginous camera angles, odd croppings, and exaggerated tones and perspectives are hallmarks of the two principal photographic movements of the period, surrealism and modernism. As with surrealist efforts in other media, artists making photographs also aimed to explore the irrational and the chance encounter—magic and the mundane—filtered through the unconscious defined by Sigmund Freud. Eventually, photography became a preeminent tool of surrealist visual culture.

Artists from fourteen countries, representing diverse artistic pathways and divergent attitudes toward photography, come together in this collection. Many of the photographs reflect Parisian circles, with masterful works by Man Ray, Brassaï, Maurice Tabard, and Roger Parry. Soviet Russia is represented by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky; Germany by László Moholy-Nagy and Erwin Blumenfeld, among others. In addition to these notable artists, the collection features many photographers whose work is not as well known in the United States, including Horacio Coppola of Argentina, Emiel van Moerkerken of Holland, and Marcel-G. Lefrancq of Belgium. A highlight of the collection is a grouping of 23 works by Dora Maar, a female photographer with a strong voice in surrealist Paris.

Admission to this exhibition is free.

For more information on this and related events, visit


Film: Through a Lens Darkly:
Black Photographers and The Emergence of a People

Cleveland Museum of Art, Morley Lecture Hall
November 19, 7:00 p.m. 

Directed by Thomas Allen Harris. This overview of African American photography (and of how blacks were previously stereotyped and demonized in pictures) was inspired by Deborah Willis’ 2002 book Reflections in Black.

“Fascinating.” –N.Y. Times. Cleveland premiere.

USA, 2014, color/b&w, Blu-ray, 90 min.

Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Reserve your ticket by calling 216-421-7350.

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Akron Museum of Art
Lecture: Doug DuBois

November 20, 2014, 6:30 pm

Doug DuBois received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is an associate professor at Syracuse University where he teaches in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. His monograph, …all the days and nights, features a tightly edited sequence of photographs of his family made over a period of twenty years. Doug DuBois’ most recent work, My Last Day at Seventeen, is about coming of age in Ireland during the current economic downturn.

DuBois’ photographs are in the collections and exhibitions across the nation, Europe and Asia. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the MacDowell Colony and The National Endowment for the Arts. His photographs have been published by Aperture, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The New York Times, Time, The Telegraph and Outlook.

FREE and open to the public.

Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis.

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This lecture sponsored by Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell and is presented in collaboration with The University of Akron Myers School of Art.


The Believable Lie: Heinecken, Polke, and Feldmann

Cleveland Museum of Art, Photography Gallery
Sunday, July 20, 2014 to Sunday, November 30, 2014

Finally, if you haven’t seen it, do before it’s gone:

This exhibition brings together the influential 1970’s photographic / conceptual artists Robert Heinecken, Sigmar Polke and Hans-Peter Feldman.

A corrective to the egocentric model of the 1950s artist was due; hence the photograph, pervasive and democratic in its accessibility, became a lightning rod for artists seeking new forms of expression. The Vietnam era provoked a certain skepticism toward the media by artists in America and Europe that extended into a prolonged investigation of the photograph as truth, questioning its documentary nature. The barrage of popular imagery—from lush magazines to color television—became fodder for work aimed at exposing the cultural hegemony. As a time marked by underground political dissent, the 1970s was a decade when artists began working small, working privately, and working beyond the boundaries of commercial gallery system.

Appropriation, collage, serial narrative, the elevation of the anonymous photograph: each artist explored these concepts in increasingly sophisticated work throughout the decade. Strategies that emerged earlier in the circles of the surrealists and New Vision photographers—the untutored “photographic mistake,” photography as a form of literary pointing—adopted by the artists in this exhibition have subsequently been absorbed by the contemporary generation using photography as conceptual art, from Gabriel Orozco to Hank Willis Thomas.

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Dale Yudelman Visits CSU Photo

October 6, 2014
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Dale Yudelman visits CSUphoto.

Last Wednesday, Dale Yudelman spend a stimulating hour at CSUphoto HQ. We saw hundreds of precisely timed and balanced photographs. Dale was very gracious to engage us with his work and process.


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Dale is working with Waterloo Arts on a Cleveland Foundations Creative Fusion residency. On November 7, an exhibition of his work, including new work created in Cleveland, will open. Be sure to attend, and say hello.


Click for a link to Waterloo Arts’ announcement.

CSU Photo Represents in Case Reserve Review

September 15, 2014

CSU photo was well represented in the Fall 2014 issue of Case Reserve Review, a literary and art journal published by Case Western Reserve University. In fact, we dominated. Congratulations to Yiyun Chen who nabbed the cover and to everyone else who was published. Many of you had multiple images published. Stay awesome.

Hard copies are available on the campus of CWRU. Here’s a link to the PDF.


Vote to Support Cleveland Print Room

July 16, 2014



Cleveland Print Room is a finalist for a grant to support events, such as outdoor events, Pecha Kucha and public art. Vote for them now at Crusade for Art.