Throwback Thursday photo & news on this weekend’s show

I found this photo of me having a chat with Scotty, the Scottish Highland bull, before going into his pasture to photograph him. He’s a friendly guy but the horns made me keep a bit of distance. This weekend I’ll have my sepia photograph of Scotty along with many others at the Virginia’s Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival. Show info is available here


Photo Apr 01, 3 28 29 PM

I’ll be in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania this weekend while some of my photographs visit New Castle, PA and London, England

Forest Flowers

On Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10 I’ll be at the 44th Annual Arts Festival in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, a beautiful little resort town about two hours north of Harrisburg.  Hours are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.  I’ll be in booth 39.  For show info check here



my exhibition at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, Pa

Last weekend I attended the opening of my solo exhibition Hard Coal, a photographic project of the tiny independent anthracite mines near my hometown.  The 40 photographs will be on display at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania until mid-September.   Some of the exhibited photographs are on my portfolio site here

Also last weekend, at the Berkley Gallery in London, the group exhibition for the 157th Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition opened.  This is the oldest photography exhibition competition in the world, taking place annually since 1854.  There were almost 7000 photographs entered and 100 were selected for the final exhibition including my black & white photograph of the coal miner Farmer Bob.  The exhibition will travel around the UK until summer of 2015.

Finally, I’m now on Instagram and you can follow me at joelandersonphoto.  Some of the images are scans of my large format film photographs and others will be more casual behind-the-scenes things.

Updates to exhibitions and shows


I’ve updated my show schedule to include a few art shows along with three exhibitions:

August 1, 2014
Berkeley Gallery, London, England
Opening Reception for the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition, including one of my images.
The exhibition will travel to four other locations including the Royal Albert Hall. Details on those dates to follow.

August 1, 2014
Opening Reception for my solo exhibition Hard Coal
Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle, PA (near Pittsburgh)
Exhibition runs through September 19, 2014

If you would like an invitation to the Hoyt show send me a message at your mailing address in the next few days.

June 22, 2014
Art of the State Exhibition opening, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The exhibit runs through September 14. One of my photographs is included.

Updated art show schedule

2014 Art Show Schedule

May 10-11, 2014

Bethesda, Maryland

Booth #45

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

May 16-18, 2014

Reston, Virginia

Booth 217

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

June 7-8, 2014

Chicago, Illinois

57th Street Art Fair

June 20-22, 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lakefront Festival of the Arts

June 27-29 2014

Des Moines, Iowa

Booth GN23C

Des Moines Art Festival

NEW! July 19-20 2014

Westport, Connecticut

Westport Fine Arts Festival

New! August 9-10 2014

Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania

August 16-17, 2014

Mount Gretna, PA

NEW! August 29-31 2014

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Long’s Park Art and Craft Festival

My Art Show Season Starts this Sunday in Virginia


After almost six months of darkroom work and projects it’s time to get the show tent out and the van packed up.   My first show of 2014 is Sunday, April 27 in Williamsburg, Virginia’s Art on the Square.   I’ll be in booth 87.   For the times and directions go to their website here  Other shows coming up soon are Bethesda Fine Arts Festival and Reston Fine Arts Festival in May; for the rest of the schedule check out my website at

Updates from the darkroom

Dobbins Lane

Dobbins Lane

There’s been a lack of activity on my blog but not in the darkroom.   It’s been a very long and cold winter here in Pennsylvania but that gave me time to work on several projects in the darkroom.   The large custom sizes of both Dobbins Lane and Primeval Forest were purchased by Capitol One for their Corporate Art Collection.    In March I was one of 150 photographers out of 2000 applicants selected for the New York Times Portfolio Review which was held April 5 in Manhattan.  I was able to have my work reviewed by a number of top editors and gallery owners and will have updates on what comes out of those meetings in the near future.

Yesterday I found out that my photograph of the coal miner Farmer Bob is a finalist for the Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Competition.   I’ll be sending the actual silver gelatin print to England in a few weeks for the final judging.  I’m also printing the images which will be hung for my solo exhibition at the Hoyt Center for Fine Arts in New Castle, PA this summer.

Farmer Bob

Farmer Bob