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:
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
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org your mailing address in the next few days.
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.