Griffin Museum of Photobook Showcase

I am excited to be one of 25 artists showing and selling books at the Griffin Museum of Photography for their Photobook Showcase. Please stop by and say hello, see a copy of The Distances Between Us in person, and check out the amazing work that Boston-based artists are generating.

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2-4.00pm
Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890

more info here: http://griffinmuseum.org/event/photobook-showcase/



The Distances Between Us

I am thrilled beyond words to announce the publication of my first monograph, The Distances Between Us. This project has been in the works for quite some time and I am incredibly excited to see it realized. 

The Distances Between Us by Sarah Pollman // http://www.tremaforlag.se/products 

200 x 280 mm
Hard cover
56 pages 
26 illustrations
Text: English
First edition: 400 copies
Publication year: 2016
ISBN 978-91-88539-02-1


SPACE Conference 2016

I will be speaking at the 2016 SPACE Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on June 18th. This incredibly important conference, dedicated to part-time, contingent faculty, is hosted by Kennesaw  State University. I’ll be speaking about how the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is being subsumed by Tufts University, and the concurrent impact that has had on its contingent faculty members. By using my experience as a case study, I will explore questions relevant to all contingent educators: how do we stay present and focused for our students in the face of the stress contingency creates? how can we be to be loyal to institutions that cannot promise us a future? and what does this means for today’s students and the fate of the higher educational system as a whole?

More info: http://www.spaceducators.com/




Beautiful Decay and Performing Decay - exhibits at the Danforth Art Museum and Open Aperture Gallery

There must be something in the air - I’m beginning 2016 with two exhibits that both have decay in the title.

The Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA has a piece from my Father and Mother series in their permanent collection. This piece will be on view with other collection highlights in the show Beautiful Decay.

March 6 - June 5, 2016
more info at http://danforthart.com/BeautifulDecay.html

And I’m really excited for my first Rhode Island show, Performing Decay, at Open Aperture Gallery in Newport, RI. A grid of twenty images from Bleached are on view through mid-April.

March 5 - April 9, 2016
more info at http://www.theopenaperture.com/#!currently-showing/ooefo




Art New England: The Shifting Meaning of Pictures

I’m thrilled and honored to have had the opportunity to write an article for the current issue of Art New England. The Shifting Meaning of Pictures explores five contemporary New England artists (Lindsey Beal, Matthew Gamber, Jonathan Gitelson, Jodie Goodnough, Deb Todd Wheeler) that work in hybrid photographic processes, challenging learnt assumptions about the indexical relationship of photographic images and their real-world counterparts.

More information: http://artnewengland.com/editions/january-february-2016/



2016 Teaching and Courses

I’m thrilled to be back at Emerson College to teach History of photography: 1970’s to Present this semester. I’ll also be at Tufts University this spring, managing the darkroom and teaching Photo Foundation and Intermediate to Advanced Photography. AND, I have the good fortune to join the team at Endicott College to teach Introduction to Photographic Imaging.

I’m looking forward to another semester of full immersion in what I love most of all!


Closing Reception: Between You and Me

I’m currently serving as the resident curator at the Dorchester Art Project, and am excited for the upcoming reception my inaugural show, Between You and Me: Resident Group Show

Please join me on Friday, September 18 from 4-8pm to celebrate the amazing artists that work in the studio spaces of DAP.


Panels and Moderation: Griffin Museum and FPAC Gallery

Some recent academic privileges:

On July 18t, I sat on a panel at the Griffin Museum of Photography as part of the New England Portfolio Review programming. The panel, Part One – A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Legacy Practices:“What is your legacy and why should you care? focused on issue of archiving, legacy and the building of history. It was moderated by Elin Spring and I was in the good company of Leslie Bartlett, Tony Decaneas, Alison Nordström, and Neal Rantoul. Thank you, Griffin! Read more on Elin’s blog.

I also had the pleasure of moderating a conversation between Lydia Harris and Gianna Stewart at Fort Point Community Arts Center Gallery about their collaborative show, Seeking Structures of Comfort. The work was excellent and the conversation was fruitful; it is always a pleasure to work with artists that are this talented and articulated. Thanks, Gianna and Lydia! You guys rock.

Stay tuned for more!



New Courses: SMFA, MassArt and the Griffin Museum

I’m teaching a few great things over the summer and hope that you will join me in them!

Summer Studios at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
I’m co-teaching Photography in MassArt’s summer studios program with the intrepid and amazing Lindsay Metivier. We’re both excited to explore silver-printing with our students!

Digital Printing Bootcamp at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This three-day workshop in July will explore the mechanics of making exhibition-quality inkjet prints. More here: http://www.smfa.edu/ce-summer#digital

Archiving the Album: How to Organize the Images You Love at the Griffin Museum of Photography
This one-night workshop will look at the practical components of archiving your family photographs, with a nod towards the historical and conceptual implications of the archive. More here: http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/product/peter-urban-legacy-seminar-series-archiving-the-album/

And looking forward to the fall … I am incredibly excited to teach in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University studio art program! In addition to running the darkroom at Tufts, I will be teaching Intermediate to Advanced Photography. 

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