25th Anniversary Raffles

In-Sight is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Its commitment throughout these 25 years has been to ensure that its programs are available to all youth in the community, without regard for ability to pay. These 3 extraordinary raffle opportunities are made possible by the generosity of celebrated photographers: James Balog, Emmet Gowin and Arno Minkkinen.  All proceeds from the raffles will go to support In-Sight’s Scholarship Fund.


James Balog

Framed, museum-quality print by renowned nature conservation photographer, James Balog. $3,000 value.

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Arno Minkkinen

Framed, museum-quality print by famed Finnish-American photographer, Arno Rafael Minkkinen. $5,000 value.

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Emmet Gowin

10-volume photographic book collection featuring the work of Emmet Gowin. Includes MAGGIE by Emmet and Elijah Gowin with two original signed gelatin prints. $5,700 value. 

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Tickets are available - $25 for one, and $100 for five. The drawing will take place at 6 pm on Sunday, November 26. Ticketholders need not be present.

Emmett Gowin: Collected Works

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Gowin, Emmet

American, b. 1941

Emmet Gowin’s first body of photographic work centers on his family and their home in Virginia. In the 1960s Gowin studied with Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design, and like Callahan, who photographed his wife Eleanor, Gowin found inspiration in his own wife, Edith. Photographing her regularly during the course of their daily life, Gowin made pictures of Edith that are an outgrowth (and a partial record) of their ongoing interactions. In this respect Gowin diverges from his former teacher, whose emphasis was more on formal aspects and abstraction. Yet while Gowin's wife is frequently the subject of his photographs, his scope is simultaneously more expansive; in a number of photographs he includes his sons and other relatives, tracing a broader view of family life, as he gradually conveys a sense of place through his subject's relations with their immediate environment. Read more...


Emmet Gowin: Collected Works

$5,700 Value

How to Order tickets:

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Call In-Sight at 802-251-9960

Stop in at 45 Flat Suite, Suite 1, Brattleboro, VT where the print will be on display.

Emmet Gowin Raffle

Tickets are $25 for one, and $100 for five. The drawing will take place at 6 pm on Sunday, November 26. Ticketholders need not be present.


Maggie: Emmet & Elijah Gowin (Tin Roof Press)

Hardcover, 2008 Special Edition 15/25

Signed title page by Emmet and Edith Gowin

with two original signed silver gelatin prints ($4,000)


Mariposas (Pace/MacGill)

Softcover, 2006 First Edition

Signed, sealed ($1,000)


The Changing Earth (Yale University Press (corrected title)

Hardback, 2002 First Edition

Signed, as new ($200)


Photographs 1967-2000

Softcover, 2004 First Edition

Signed, as new ($75)


Photographs (Knopf)

Softcover, 1976 First Edition

Signed, mildew ($75)


Photographs (Pace/MacGill)

Hardcover, 2009 Steidl First Edition

Signed. New. ($150)


Emmet Gowin (FM / Aperture)

2013 First Edition

Signed. ($200)


Photographs (Bullfinch)

Hardcover, 1990 First Edition

Signed and sealed. ($350)


PETRA (Pace/MacGill)

Softcover, 1986 First Edition

Signed and sealed. ($350)


Mariposas Nocturnes (Princeton)

Hardcover, 2017

Signed. New. ($200)


Gowin Bio Continued...

Gowin's interest in the landscape as a subject in itself grew over time and in the 1980s he began to make aerial photographs. Shifting from the intimacy of his earlier work, he adopted a distant viewpoint that balances between descriptive and abstract qualities. The different landscapes he depicts from above are all marked by human activity, to varying degrees, and range from agricultural fields to nuclear sites and industrial facilities. In 1992 Gowin made his first trip to the Czech Republic to observe the massive mining operations there, at the suggestion of Czech photographer Josef Koudelka. The area surrounding the strip mines is known as the "Black Triangle," since millions of acres of land have been damaged by acid rain--essentially sacrificed for the sake of energy production. Like many of Gowin's aerial photographs, these pictures convey a tension between visual beauty and devastation, which Gowin sees as coexisting in the world and drawing our fascination in equal measure. His images are not intended to provide a clear message or a call to action, per se. Instead, as Gowin puts it, "The picture is like a prayer, an offering, and hopefully an opening through which to seek what we don't know, or already know and should take seriously." He continues, "All important pictures embody something that we do not yet understand. In the process we collect a few random yet vivid facts that we didn't know before."

Born in Virginia in 1941, Gowin earned a BA in graphic design from Richmond Professional Institute (Virginia Commonwealth University) in 1965 and an MFA in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1967. In 1990 Gowin’s work was presented in a major retrospective organized by The Philadelphia Museum of Art which traveled to The Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; The Detroit Institute of Arts; the Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

19th Annual Auction & Exhibition

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Arguably the most unique photography exhibition and auction in New England, In-Sight’s salute to the art of photography has become the stunning event it is thanks to the thousands of photographers and lovers of photography who support the art form and understand the opportunity it provides young people as they learn how to look at – and see – the world around and ahead of them. 

This annual show presented live at the Vermont Center for Photography and online, features works submitted by a wide range of international, national and local contributors, from renowned Guggenheim fellows, cutting-edge professionals and accomplished locals -- some of whom may even be In-Sight alumni who have chosen to embrace photography in their lives.

Subject matter, mediums, photographic techniques and sizes vary widely, as does the price range. This is an auction designed to appeal to all audiences, from sophisticated collectors to those whose love of the art may be bigger than their pocketbooks!

BIDDING
Bidding takes place at www.32auctions.com/insight2017 and is therefore open to bidders all over the world. Bidding starts on Friday, November 3 and ends on Sunday, November 26 at 6 pm. 
Create a profile on 32Auctions and start bidding!

THE EXHIBITION
If you live within driving distance of Brattleboro, VT (3.5 hours from New York City, four hours from Montreal, 2.5 hours from Burlington VT, 1.5 hours from Hartford CT and Manchester NH and two hours from Boston and Albany) we encourage you to see this spectacular collection of photos in person at the Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat Street in downtown Brattleboro. The Exhibition & Benefit Auction is open daily 12:00-5:00 pm. The closing reception is Sunday, November 26, 3:00-6:00 pm.

WHAT YOUR BID SUPPORTS
The Auction supports In-Sight Photography Project’s scholarship fund which makes it possible for In-Sight to provide its programs to all young people, regardless of their family's ability to pay. 
This parent expressed it best:

“I wanted to thank you for the great class that my daughter took last fall. She learned so much and is excited to use those skills a lot in the future. I also want to thank In-Sight for making its programs so affordable for families. Other art schools in Brattleboro do not come even half as far as you do and that makes it hard for larger families especially. So thank you!”

Print Raffle: Arno Minkkinen

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Arno Rafael Minkkinen is a Finnish American photographer who has dedicated nearly five decades to a single concept, that of the nude self-portrait in communion and counterpoint with nature and urban settings.  Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Docent at the Aalto University in Helsinki, Minkkinen has held over 100 solo shows and 200 group exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide. His writings and academic and curatorial endeavors have also been extensive and international in scope. Already in 1969 —well before the self-portrait genre became what it is today—Minkkinen began what would become a personal quest: working within strictly self-determined limitations.  Read more.

 

Title:  Self-Portrait with Kerttu; Koli, Finland 2011

Signed by the artist

Edition: 3 of 25

Retail value: $5000.00

Image:  H 18 3/16W 22 3/4

Framed: H 22 15/16W 27 1/4

 

Framed Archival Pigmented Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Paper, Luster Surface

Printed under the direct supervision of the artist at Singer Editions, Boston, MA

 

Raffle tickets are $25 each / five for $100.   All proceeds benefit the In-Sight Scholarship Fund.  


 

How to Order tickets:

Scroll down to Purchase Online

Call In-Sight at 802-251-9960

Stop in at 45 Flat Suite, Suite 1, Brattleboro, VT where the print will be on display.

Arno Minkinnen Print Raffle

 

The winner will be announced at the closing of the In-Sight Annual Photography Exhibition and Benefit Auction on Sunday, November 26that 6 pm.

Ticketholders do not have to be present to win.

In-sight Photography project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Your support is important to us and allows us to continue to offer exceptional programs to youth in our community.

 

 


Minkkenin Bio Continued...

I have used my physical presence as a tool for visual discovery in natural and urban settings for, soon approaching, 50 years. While the term self-portrait obviously applies to my work (today’s “selfie” concept), my intent was not to reveal my inner self. Instead, I wanted my body to become a creative instrument for philosophical and metaphysical thought. By transferring the responsibility for making the picture to the camera, as I did in that very first deliberate try, standing before a mirror on a hillside in Millerton, New York in 1971, I came to understand that photography is at its most surreal when anchored to reality. What the lens saw became sacrosanct territory. There could be no manipulation of the image whatsoever once the shutter fired. Before that moment, of course, anything was possible.

 

Interweaving my body with nature—where the bulk of my work hovers today—became a way of preparing one's self, in the metaphorical sense, for the inevitable. But then, nature shouldn’t need to make such preparations for its demise. Our time is limited; nature must remain eternal.

 

I made a contract with myself about what I would not do. So, foremost, there would be no manipulation—whether in the camera or in the printing stages outside normal density and contrast controls—so that the image would correspond exactly with the reality before the lens.  There would be no need for clothes in a timeless world. All the better to blend within the landscape wherein I would be but a part. Nor would I photograph someone else to take my place in the photographs. No reason to put anyone but myself in discomfort or in harm’s way. To preserve my signature in the work and not make it a collaborative process, the only eye with access to the viewfinder would be my own. Thus I would need no assistants but learn instead to embrace the freedom of working alone. Basically a solo traveler, the landscape, the light, and the lens would drive my love for photography and if luck held out, there would be no end in sight to what would be possible.

 

Upon obtaining a B.A. degree in English Literature from Wagner College, Minkkinen eventually became the Madison Avenue copywriter who wrote the influential headline for Minolta cameras (What happens inside your mind can happen inside a camera) that inspired him to study with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at Rhode Island School of Design where he received his MFA degree in photography in 1974.

 

Eight monographs have been published: Frostbite (Morgan & Morgan, 1978), Waterline (Aperture, Marval, and Otava, 1994, and Grand Prix du Livre at the 25th Recontres d’Arles), Body Land (Motta, Nathan, Smithsonian, 1997-99), SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs (Chronicle Books, 2005), Homework: The Finnish Photographs, 1973 to 2008 (Like Publishing, Ltd, 2008), Swimming in the Air (Cavallo Point, 2008), Balanced Equation (Lodima Press, 2010), and Facing the Camera: 1970 to Tomorrow (Barbado Gallery, Lisbon, 2015).

 

Minkkinen’s works are held in over 75 prominent museum and institutional collections worldwide, such as the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, the Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma in Helsinki, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

 

Twelve galleries represent Minkkinen’s work:  Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York and Zurich, Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, Catherine Edelman in Chicago, Galerie Camera Obscura in Paris, Galerie Valerie Bach in Brussels, Photo & Contemporary in Torino, Willas Contemporary in Oslo, and SEE+ Gallery in Beijing. Additional representations include galleries in Köln, Lisbon, Luxembourg, and Moscow.

 

Minkkinen has been a recipient of numerous awards, among them a National Endowment for the Arts regional grant in 1991, the Order of the Lion First Class Medal of Knighthood from the Finnish Government in 1993, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in 2005, the Finnish State Art Prize in Photography in 2006, the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art in 2013, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2015.

 

Print Raffle: James Balog

25th Anniversary Photographic Print Raffle

“Ilulissat Isfjord, Greenland.” Photograph by James Balog

“Ilulissat Isfjord, Greenland.” Photograph by James Balog

PLAY TO WIN

… this stunning, museum-quality print –

matted, framed and perfect for your home or office!  

Award-winning natural environment photographer and author James Balog has devoted himself to capturing glaciers and documenting their daily changes. His stunning images are a celebration of some of the most extraordinary natural formations on earth – and few Balog images show that more brilliantly than “Ilulissat Isfjord, Greenland.” This is a thought-provoker and conversation stimulator if there ever was one!  

  • Signed by the artist
  • Retail value $3,000
  • Image:  24×16 inches
  • Framed: 32 x 24 3/8 inches
  • Chromogenic print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper

Raffle tickets are $25 each / five for $100.   All proceeds benefit the In-Sight Scholarship Fund.  

Read more about James Balog Photography

 

How to Order tickets:

  • Scroll down to purchase online
  • Call In-Sight at 802-251-9960
  • Stop in at 45 Flat Suite, Suite 1, Brattleboro, VT where the print will be on display.
James Balog Print Raffle

The winner will be announced at the closing of the In-Sight Annual Photography Exhibition and Benefit Auction on Sunday, November 26th at 6 pm.

Ticket holders do not have to be present to win.

 

In-sight Photography project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Your support is important to us and allows us to continue to offer exceptional programs to youth in our community.

In-Sight Photography Project Brings Award-Winning Climate Change Film to Brattleboro

Join us at Brattleboro’s Latchis Theater -- Sunday, September 24th at 4:00 p.m. -- for a screening of Chasing Ice, the third feature in our film series, “Great Pictures.”

The highly acclaimed film tells the story of a team of photographers that captured the first visual evidence of climate change through time-lapse photography of disappearing glaciers. Its first showing in the Brattleboro area will take place at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro on Sunday, September 24 at 4 p.m. The film runs 75 minutes and is rated PG-13. Chasing Ice was filmed in Alaska, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Greenland and Iceland and has won many awards, including for Excellence in Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival and Best Adventure Film at the Boulder International Film Festival.   The film, which showcases the ingenious time-lapse photography of award-winning natural environment photographer and author of ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, James Balog was produced and directed by cinematographer Jeff Orlowski, whose work has been shown on the National Geographic Channel, CNN, NBC, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Popular Mechanics and on NPR.   In-Sight asks for a donation at the door of $10 with a suggested student donation of $5. All proceeds go to support In-Sight scholarships for participants in all its programs that for 25 years have been offered without regard for ability to pay.  

The highly acclaimed film tells the story of a team of photographers that captured the first visual evidence of climate change through time-lapse photography of disappearing glaciers. Its first showing in the Brattleboro area will take place at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro on Sunday, September 24 at 4 p.m. The film runs 75 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Chasing Ice was filmed in Alaska, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Greenland and Iceland and has won many awards, including for Excellence in Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival and Best Adventure Film at the Boulder International Film Festival.  

The film, which showcases the ingenious time-lapse photography of award-winning natural environment photographer and author of ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, James Balog was produced and directed by cinematographer Jeff Orlowski, whose work has been shown on the National Geographic Channel, CNN, NBC, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Popular Mechanics and on NPR.  

In-Sight asks for a donation at the door of $10 with a suggested student donation of $5. All proceeds go to support In-Sight scholarships for participants in all its programs that for 25 years have been offered without regard for ability to pay.

 

Apply now for the 2017 Exposures Summer Program

Applications are now open for the 2017 Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Summer Program.

This year the program will take place on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota from July 22 – Saturday August 12.

Youth ages 15-21 from diverse regions and cultures come together for 3 weeks of arts and cultural programming with accomplished professionals.
Participants live and work together on photography skills, project fieldwork, and trips to local sites and events.
All interested youth are invited to apply, regardless of ability to pay. Many participants receive full or partial scholarship. Tuition includes room, board, and transportation.
Applications will begin to be reviewed on February 15, 2017, and monthly thereafter until spots are filled.

High School A Cappella

Taking the stage on Friday, February 3, at 8:00pm, six regional high school a cappella groups will give a rousing concert at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Started more than a decade ago in anticipation of Saturday’s collegiate concert at the Latchis, the High School A Cappella Concert gets rave reviews each year. All proceeds benefit the In-Sight Photography Project.

The line-up for Friday evening includes two top-notch high school ensembles – the BUHS Madrigals and the Leland & Gray Rebel Clefs – and four student-directed independent groups from the Brattleboro area – Renegade, Shoulder Narrows, Spiralia, and Xpressivo. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is limited, with some standing room available.

Madrigals is a group of auditioned singers that rehearses weekly at Brattleboro Union High School under the direction of chorus teacher Patty Meyer. Students earn credit for this class and perform in a variety of venues, including school concerts, madrigal festivals, school assemblies, and town events. The Madrigals perform songs from many styles, including but not limited to madrigals from the Renaissance, from which they took their name.

Rebel Clefs is an a cappella group from Leland & Gray Union High School. They sing a wide variety of music from madrigals to current pop hits as well as music from many world cultures. They meet once a week under the direction of Ron Kelley.

Renegade, an all-girls, student-run a cappella group, has members hailing from different high schools in the area! They’ve been singing together since 2009, always keeping in mind the fun and love that singing brings and hoping this shows through in their performances!

Shoulder Narrows is an all-male student-run a cappella group from BUHS! “We perform vocal music from a wide variety of genres, and add our own personal flavor to both old classics and new hits!”

Spiralia is an all-girls student-run a cappella group from the Windham county area. “We perform at a variety of venues as we love to share our music.” Their cover songs range from pop to jazz, classic rock and more. Spiralia has been singing together since 2008.

 

Xpressivo is a student-run coed a cappella group based in the Brattleboro area.  Founded in 2012, the group has featured a wide variety of music, mainly within the pop/rock genre.  “We've had so much fun preparing this material for you all and we hope you enjoy the concert!”

 

“This concert is about high school kids raising money to help other high school kids!” says emcee Dede Cummings, who founded the annual Friday evening event a decade ago in support of In-Sight, which offers its programs regardless of ability to pay. “Everyone who wants to take a photography class is welcomed and cherished at In-Sight,” according to executive director Teta Hilsdon. “A wide community of caring people make this possible – like the kids who perform in the concert and the friends and families who come to see them. Thank you all!”

The High School A Cappella Concert is sponsored by Commonwealth Dairy and Business & Tax Consultants. The venue is provided courtesy of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. All admission fees and program ads benefit the In-Sight Photography Project scholarship fund.


The In-Sight Photography Project and its Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program empower youth, through photography, to find their own creative voices and to communicate their unique personal visions. Classes in photographic arts are provided regardless of ability to pay. Curriculum is guided by understanding and respect for individuals, communities, and cultures. Spring classes start February 6 for youth ages 11-18, and registration is open at www.insightphotography.org. Applications for the Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Summer Program are available now for youth ages 15-21 at www.exposuresprogram.org. For more information, please call (802) 251-9960 or email info@insight-photography.org.