A showcase for Leica shooters
This juried exhibition was conceived as an International showcase for Leica shooters with no theme or prompt beyond capturing “the Leica Look”. The debate continues but this exhibition celebrates creativity in capturing the Leica Look. You can decide what is that unique quality that sets Leica images apart. Is it the bokeh?, the micro contrast? the quality of the glass? or that a Leica lens is optimised to be used wide open? The call was open to images captures with any Leica camera in any theme or subject matter.
Bruno Benavides – Providence RI, Tod Bryant – Norwalk CT, Robert Buttel – Foster RI, Tommaso Carrara – London, William Carson – Tampa FL, James Cooper – Solvang CA, Lee Cott – Concord MA, Judith Ebenstein – New York NY, John Femino – Foster RI, Bin Feng – Shanghai China, Jeff Henson – Rockland MA, Kamryn Kelley – Carl Junction MO, Steve Knight – Baytown TX, Teresa Kruszewski – Vineyard Haven MA, Shiela Mahaney – Anchorage AK, Florian Nidecker – Vancouver BC, Tim OHara – East Greenwich RI, Reed Pike – Warwick RI, Christina Renee Rodriguez – Wichita KS, Al Weems – Sutton MA, Allan Weitz – West Hardford CT and Don Whittecar – Stevensville MT
Opening Reception: June 16th 5:00 – 8:00pm
On View: Thursday, June 16th, thru Friday, July 15th, 2022
Free and Open to the Public
The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI
Take a virtual tour of the exhibition – Coming Soon
Installation views of the Exhibition
Best B&W: From the Stable, by Tod Bryant of Norwalk, CT – www.bryantphoto.com
Best use of Color: Patient in Zambia Hospital Florian Nidecker of Vancouver, BC – www.floriannidecker.com
Installation views from the Opening reception
Eileen McCarney Muldoon & Olaf Willoughby
Leica cameras have a unique quality and are known for their superior lenses, but it is the photographer that produces the image.
It is particularly difficult to jury an exhibition about ‘Mystique’. The images submitted covered a wide range of photographic genres and we selected those which had a poignant quality, a sense of the ephemeral or sparked that extra interest beyond being simply well exposed.
We feel that all the photographers chosen display an aspect of the Leica imprint and we are pleased to share these lovely images with you.
We hope that like all good exhibitions these works will encourage viewers to approach their own camera work with renewed vigor.
– Eileen & Olaf
About the Jurors:
Eileen McCarney Muldoon is a fine arts photographer living and working in Jamestown, RI. Photography has given her the gift to see the world with the eyes of an artist. She uses natural light as a means to express emotion.
When Eileen is not working on her art, she is teaching photography at local, regional and international workshops. Her work has been exhibited at Newport Art Museum, The Providence Art Club, Mystic Museum of Art, Leica Soho, Leica Boston, and numerous galleries throughout New England and New York. She is also an admin for “The Leica Meet”, a facebook/website group that has over 18,000 members. She is a Leica Ambassador and has hosted three Leica Meets in the United States. Additionally, Eileen has had two books published and is currently working on her third.
Olaf Willoughby is a photographer, writer and researcher living in London, UK. He believes good art leaves space for the viewer to engage with the work and tries to achieve this through visual storytelling. His stories involve everything from advocacy to collaboration with other artists. From compositing images to combining abstracts with haiku poetry.
Olaf has a lifelong fascination with creativity. Exploring new and different ways in which we can take our work as artists to new levels. As Robert Frost said, “No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader’.
His work has been; featured in UK fine art and photo magazines, exhibited in UK, US and European venues and endorsed by The World Wildlife Fund who distributed 5,000 ebook copies of Olafs’ book, ‘Antarctica, A Sense of Place’ to help raise money for environmental causes.
Work Table © Teresa Kruszewski
Opening Reception: June 16th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., part of Gallery Night Providence
Exhibition on View: June 16th – July 15th 2022
The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, RICPA
Located in the heart of Providence, RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication, and mutual support.
RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in Photographic Arts. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space. Members should share a passion for creating, appreciating, or learning about all forms of photo-based media. We work to provide a platform for artistic expression, that fosters dialogue and drives innovation in the photographic arts.
The Gallery at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is a member of Gallery Night Providence Gallery Night