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Vermont Center for Photography to present Year End Members’ Show

BRATTLEBORO—Vermont Center for Photography’s 21st annual Year End Members’ Show will feature 25 artists with 50 total works. Highlighted are 10 images of Cuba by Ciri Gillespie, a Brattleboro photographer.

“This vibrant show includes a truly diverse range of work from photographers of all skill levels and ages,” VCP Director Josh Farr said in a news release.

Each year, VCP invites members not only to submit work to the show but to propose a larger focus on a particular body of their work. Ciri had approached Farr early in the year proposing a focus on her Cuba images, taken during a recent trip there.

Photographers in the show come from as far as Boston and New York state, but are mainly from the VCP region of Southern Vermont and New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts. Images cover a wide range of topics including landscapes and nature, figurative work, and portraits and nudes, as well as contemporary abstract work.

Brent Seabrook, a Marlboro-based artist, has some pieces built on his long history of photographing orchards and farms but recomposed into new, more-abstract permutations.

Also featured are Cyanotype work by Bill Dixon and Alexis Doshas. Cyanotype is a very early photographic process dating to 1842. Current image-makers use it for the lovely blue tones it creates, as well as to connect with photography’s origins.

Dixon works from negatives, making contact prints. Doshas creates photograms from objects placed directly on the light sensitive paper.

Vermont Center for Photography, located at 49 Flat St., offers a variety of programs for photographers from novice to professional. There are classes, lectures, and artist talks, as well as the Salon program of peer-directed sessions on projects, aesthetics, and the practice of photography for experienced artists.

To learn more, visit or call 802-251-6051.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #535 (Wednesday, November 6, 2019). This story appeared on page B4.

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