Some new work, and updates

My last show of the year is this weekend, October 17 and 18, at Bethesda Row in Maryland.  I’ll be in booth 34B and show info can be found on their site here

Among the new work I’ll have at the show are several of my silver gelatin photographs which have handpainted details added through the use of specially chosen darkroom toners.  I’ve experimented with hand painting for a while and I like these the best so far.  Using the toners applied with a very fine brush brings out details and adds texture, especially to the rural impressions series I’ve been working on.  Some are on the website now and others are being added soon


IMG_7140 IMG_7157





Posted in Uncategorized

This weekend’s show in Bethesda, plus some other updates


It’s already been a busy spring, with two great shows in Texas and a side trip to Louisiana.  This weekend I’m at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival in Maryland, booth 45, and next week I’m heading to Belleville, Illinois for Art on the Square    After the Deep Ellum and Main Street Fort Worth shows I took a short side trip into Louisiana to take some more photographs, primarily using the 8×16″ film camera.  The project I’ve been doing on the slave cabins continues, and I’m going to be expanding that into states beyond the Deep South.   Here are a few of the 8×16″ negatives drying in the darkroom earlier this week.  I’ll have some of these images available for sale as silver gelatin contact prints soon to add to the others already available.


I’m also actively working on the farm animal sanctuary project series, and in fact will be photographing tomorrow on my way down to the Bethesda show.   Trips back to Farm Sanctuary in New York and Indraloka here in Pennsylvania are also coming up soon, so watch for more of those images.   We’ve been able to make regular donations to both of those sanctuaries as promised from the sale of photographs of their animals, which you can see in this portfolio on my site

Show schedule updates: upcoming shows include 57th Street in Chicago in early June, Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts in July followed the next week by the Westport, Connecticut Fine Arts Festival.  In August I’ll be in Pennsylvania at Eagles Mere and Mount Gretna, and Long’s Park over Labor Day.  Mid September is Brandywine in Delaware, and Bethesda Row in October.  Other shows may be added so watch for updates

Posted in Uncategorized

Art shows will resume next month

2015 Art Show & Exhibition Schedule

Shows will be added frequently during the next few months, please keep checking back


January – June 2015

Group Exhibition: Royal Photographic Society 157th International Print Competition

various locations in the UK

March 6-30 2015

Solo Exhibition: Hard Coal

Coe Camera Gallery

Lancaster, PA

April 3-5 2015

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Dallas, Texas

April 9-12 2015

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

Ft Worth, Texas

April 26 2015

Art on the Square

Williamsburg, Virginia

May 9 & 10 2015

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Bethesda, Maryland

May 15, 16, 17 2015

Art on the Square

Belleville, IL

June 6 & 7 2015

57th St Art Fair

Chicago, IL

Posted in art shows, exhibitions | Tagged , , ,

Free shipping, photographing at Farm Sanctuary, and the RPS Exhibition

FS Cows

Cows at Farm Sanctuary

Turpentine at Farm Sanctuary

Turpentine the turkey at Farm Sanctuary



Free shipping for the holidays is now available on my website, from Nov 24 through Dec 13.  I only do this once a year so it’s a good time to order for gifts or for yourself.

A few weeks ago I was back in Watkins Glen, New York photographing the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary.   Many of you have purchased some of the previous photos I’ve taken at that sanctuary and also at the Indraloka Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, and I’ve been able to make nice donations (10% of the sale prices) to each of their rescue funds.   New photographs from Farm Sanctuary are now up on the website here   Their photographer also took some photos of me at work:


courtesy of Farm Sanctuary


courtesy of Farm Sanctuary



In other news, a few weeks ago I received my copy of the exhibition catalogue from the Royal Photographic Society’s 157th International Print Competition, the oldest photographic competition in the world.  My black and white photograph of the coal miner Farmer Bob was selected out of 7000 entries as one of the 100 photographs to be exhibited on a tour throughout galleries in England, Ireland and Wales.  That particular portrait is one of my favorite images of my career so far and I was very surprised and happy to be chosen.   I’m continuing to work on the photographs of anthracite miners here in Pennsylvania and will be adding more to the portfolio.   A good view of some of the existing images can be found here 

Farmer Bob

Coal Miner Farmer Bob


Posted in behind the scenes, exhibitions, new photographs | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in archives, art shows, behind the scenes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

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.

Posted in art shows, behind the scenes, exhibitions, Uncategorized

In Westport this weekend



For show info check out their website here

Posted in art shows | Tagged

This weekend I am at the Des Moines Arts Festival

Pedro in Profile

Pedro in Profile

I’m in booth GN22C at the Des Moines Arts Festival this weekend, Friday through Sunday.   For show info go to their website here







Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ,

More exhibition news plus this weekend’s show

Farmer Bob


I’m packing up for this weekend’s show (Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston, VA, booth #217) and was just notified that my photograph of the coal miner, Farmer Bob, was chosen as one of the 100 images for the Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Competition. I’ll post more details soon.

Posted in art shows, exhibitions | Tagged , , , , ,