Women in Photography: A Panel Discussion & Slideshow

Sunday, March 21, 2010  |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In an industry once dominated by men, women photographers have made remarkable progress assimilating into the world of photography during the last several decades. In honor of International Women’s Day, the B&H Event Space is uniting an eclectic group of accomplished photographers, all women, to speak about their work and their journey towards success within their role as a female artist. All originating from a diverse range of backgrounds, these women will engage in a stimulating panel discussion covering topics about their methods, subject matter, personal vision, and their processes for creating extraordinary bodies of work. Complementing the panel discussion will be a series of slide-show presentations delivered by each participating panel member, showcasing a selection of images which define their style.

This special event is inspired by International Women’s Day, which recognizes the progress and significant achievements by women throughout history and around the world. The B&H Event Space is honored to participate in this celebration of women, and is excited to introduce a dynamic panel of speakers who have contributed to women’s visibility in the art world.

The panel will include Amy Stein, Cara Phillips, Jane Tam, Ellen Carey,and it will be moderated by Karen Marshall.

(Photo courtesy of j3net )

Amy Stein

Amy Stein (b. 1970) is a photographer and teacher based in New York City. Her work explores our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is featured in many private and public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nevada Museum of Art and the West Collection among others.

In 2006, Amy was a winner of the Saatchi Gallery/Guardian Prize for her Domesticated series. In 2007, she was named one of the top fifteen emerging photographers in the world by American Photo magazine and she won the Critical Mass Book Award. Amy's first book, Domesticated, was released in fall 2008. It won the best book award at the 2008 New York Photo Festival.

Amy was raised in Washington, DC, and Karachi, Pakistan. She holds a BS in Political Science from James Madison University and a MS in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In 2006, Amy received her MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Stein teaches photography at Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Amy is represented by ClampArt in New York City, Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco and Pool Gallery in Berlin.


Cara Phillips

Cara Phillips was born and raised in suburban Detroit. Her history with the beauty industry  began as a child model for Ford Models. In her early twenties she worked as a make-up artist,  specializing in 'make-overs' of everyday women at luxury department stores. In 2004, she returned to school and studied photography at Sarah Lawrence College. Since graduating in 2007, she has focused on her own work and has collaborated on numerous projects. She is the co-founder  of the online exhibition site Women in Photography and a member of the international photography group Piece of Cake. Her photography has been featured in numerous group shows in New York, Chicago, Miami, Texas, and New Hampshire. She has contributed writing or had her own work featured is publications such as OdojePez, FOAM, C Photo International, LayFlat, and Cabinet. Cara lives and works in Brooklyn.


Ellen Carey

Ellen Carey currently teaches and lives in Hartford, working at J&M Image Lab and works in New York City at the Polaroid 20 X 24 Studio in  New York City (www.20X24studio.com) while maintaining a studio at the former Underwood Typewriter Factory in the Parkville section of Hartford. An Associate Professor in Photography, with tenure since  1991, she teaches photography (1983-2010) at the Hartford Art School,  University of Hartford.

She has given hundreds of lectures on her own work and the work of  other artists, photographers and contemporary artists in museums, universities, galleries, schools and art centers throughout the US and Europe since 1978.  In addition to her position at the Hartford Art School, Carey was a Visiting Artist in the MFA program at Bard College (1995) and internationally at Loughborough University (1999), teaching at the International Center for Photography (1981-83) and Queens College (1980). She organized a panel for the Society of Photographic  Education (SPE) with Lyle Rexer on abstraction and photography in 2002.



Jane Tam

Jane Tam (b. 1986, Brooklyn, NY) is a fine art photographer who currently lives and works in New York City. Her parents immigrated to New York City in the mid 1970s from Guangdong, China and took up blue-collar jobs such as truck driving and working in sweatshops in Chinatown. Most of her work explores the weaving of Chinese and American cultures and how it defines many offspring of working class immigrants.

Jane has exhibited in venues including the Fotofest Biennial 2010 in Houston, Texas; Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts; Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York City; Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York City; and the Pingyao International Photography Festival. She was awarded with the Emerging Photographer Award at the Pingyao Photography Festival in China.


Karen Marshall

New York Photographer Karen Marshall documents American social issues. In 1985 she began a series of long-term projects that focus on the social and psychological lives of her subjects within the American landscape. Her work often reflects a narrative that extends over many years.

Marshall is on the faculty of The International Center of Photography and teaches workshops and classes at New York University, The Maine Media Workshops and SUNY Westchester Community College among others. Her classes often focus on the development of long-term projects and social documentary photography.  Marshall earned an MFA in New Media from the Transartinstitute/Danube University, Krems, Austria, an international low-residency program. She is interested in establishing new frameworks for the documentary genre in the context of collaborative media and contemporary practices. She is the recipient of artist fellowships and sponsorships through the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as grants and support from private foundations.  Her work has been widely exhibited and published both in the United States and Europe.  As a portfolio and editorial consultant she uses her keen editing skills to assist others on their book, corporate and fine art projects.


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