Cleveland Photo Fest
The first annual Cleveland Photo Fest exhibitions are on display from September 1st through November 30th, 2019.
A citywide event, the CPF aims to strengthen the appreciation of photography as a major force in today’s visually driven culture.
The festival will feature gallery and art space exhibitions, photographer’s presentations, and community-oriented educational events.
See you there!
CPF 2019 SPONSORED EVENTS
Off the Wall. Opening 6 p.m – 9 p.m, December13th- thru January 12th.
5401 Hamilton Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44114
- The Sun Print Workshop will be at Prama Artspace Saturday, October 19th, 1pm $20 (family orientated)
- The Magic Lantern Show Presented by Dr. Optix. will be at The Good Goat Gallery on October 12th, 2pm (Free)
- The How to Take Better Holiday Family Photos lecture Presented by Herbert Ascherman Orange Art Center on November 15th, Noon-1pm (Free)
- Rust Belt Burlesque Photo Exhibition at SPACE: RockGallery - Friday Sept 6th 5 PM - 10 PM (Free). For the past six years I have been shooting burlesque shows for the acclaimed Cleveland Burlesque along with my other work covering Cleveland for FreshWater Cleveland and other freelance work. In 2015 I was contacted by Ohio University Press to produce a book of my burlesque photos, along with text by Erin O’Brien. Rust Belt Burlesque was released this past July. Please join me for a one night only exhibition of some of my favorite performer photos from over 60 some shows, mostly not featured in the book. I will also have copies of Rust Belt Burlesque for sale and to sign.
CMA - Column & Stripe
My work informs the Photograph as Artifact. The digital age has given us imagery that floats in the electric either. Using the 1851 process of Collodion Tintype, the 1873 handmade process of Platinum Printing, or the relatively modern process of silver gelatin fiber based papers, my images are made for the viewer’s hand…and to be enjoyed and venerated by the generations to come.
During the first 35 years of my career I worked in black and white,using primarily a 4" X 5" view camera and a standard darkroom to print. I was limited to making 16 " x 20" prints. Five years ago as digital technology improved, I shifted to using a Sony Alpha7, (a high quality digital camera) and printing (without a darkroom) using a Epson 7900. Many of my exhibition prints are 23" X 35." The digital revolution has allowed me to continue to travel because I have much lighter gear and to work boldly making large scale prints.
JOY CHRISTIANSEN ERB
“Portrait of a Mother” explores the subject of motherhood and family, both from a personal and universal perspective. Through this series, I record the private moments within the lives of my family and our domestic space. The resulting images artistically document the growth cycles of my children, the successes and failures of motherhood, and focus on the body through sickness and healing.