Massachusetts Shows

Beth Dow and I are having a joint show at the Iris Gallery in Boston opening this week.

The original gallery started in the beautiful town of Great Barrington, MA, right in the heart of the Berkshires, and the owners Alison and Fred Collins opened the second gallery in Boston in the summer of 2007.

Once the show finishes in Boston on November 3rd, it will travel on to Great Barrington and will be up until early 2009 – through the holiday season – so there’ll be no excuses for buying your friends and family lame Christmas presents this year!

Boston – September 18th – November 3rd 2008
70 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Telephone (617) 895-8951
Tuesday – Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Great Barrington – November 7th – January 5th 2009
47 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Telephone (413) 644-0045
Thursday – Sunday 12pm – 6.00pm

Blurb Photography.Book.Now Winners

Today, Blurb announced the winners of their first Photography.Book.Now competition, and although she’s been sitting on this news for nearly a week, I’m happy to say that Beth has won the Grand Prize of $25,000 for her book, In the Garden. Congratulations Beth! The purpose of the award is to allow the photographer to start or finish any project of their choosing – and what a nice chunk of change to work with.

Beth has always believed that her work would be best presented in book form, and has worked towards that end for many, many years. She has a good eye for design, layout and the grouping of images and will agonise over the smallest of details. So this award is truly well deserved, in my completely biased opinion.

Next week she gets to fly out to San Francisco for the awards ceremony that’s being held at Bimbo’s 365. Check out the history (and the name of the club) here. After that, Blurb takes the work on the road and has organised symposiums and meet-ups at Photokina in Cologne, London and finally New York. There are free tickets to be had for each of the events, just click on the RSVP link for the appropriate city, although the New York symposium looks as if it already has a waiting list.

UPDATE Her flight leaves at 7.30am which makes me feel better about not going with her…