April 08, 2011 through June 05, 2011

The Photographic Nude

LightBox Photographic Gallery presents the “The Photographic Nude”, an exhibition of photographic prints exploring the artistic and creative view of the body and it’s form, dedicated to the creative spirit of Ruth Bernhard. This exhibit will run from April 8th until June 5th, with many special speakers and events to be held during the run of the show. Cherie Hiser, renowned photographer and curator from Portland, Oregon is serving as the juror for this show. Robert Burrill, photographer/filmmaker from Milpitas, Ca. has been invited by the gallery as a featured artist. Robert was a longtime friend of Ruth Bernhard, he produced her biographical film, “IIluminations”. Showings of this film will be scheduled during the month of April.


Blue AckermanDave AharonianRebecca AkporiayeAlmendra SandovalTatyana BessmertnayaRay Bidegain
Molly Bluhm – Laurie Carter – Dwight Caswell – Brittany Chavez – Bobby Chitraker- Sin Yeong ChungJeff ConditPaul Dahlquist Audrey Daniel – Michael Datoli – Vernon Dipietro – Michael Filler – Mark FitzgeraldMike FloydDon FrankKirsten Fussell
Andrea GalluzzoAnn GeorgeRon HammondDean HansonJim HendersonStephanie HoustonCarol IsaakKen Jackson
Deborah Jaques – Jeremy Johnson – Diane KayeDarius KuzmickasTom KittelKerry Mansfield – Claire Mallet – Kat Moser
David Lee Myers – Lori PondTed PreussDonna Lee RollinsGary Samson – Sophia Shalmiyev – Cristopher Singleton
Len SpeierSteve Richard – Terry Thompson – Francisco Vargas – Janice Wilczek – Steve Wilkenson – Larry Wood

Juror’s StatementCherie Hiser BioRobert Burrill – Featured Artist

LightBox Photographic Gallery has been influenced to create ”The Photographic Nude’ show as a result of two influences. The first is the “Au Naturel” show at Clatsop Community College. “Au Naturel” is in it’s fifth year and has established itself as one of the finest group shows of the artistic nude, consisting of painting and drawing. LightBox wished to develop a show for the artistic nude in the medium of photography, highlighting the importance of the genre in the photographic arts. The nude in photographic art is a study of the human body, concentrating on form, emotion, using lighting, composition and subject to emote the artistic expression.
LightBox was also influenced to hold the show after being exposed to the biographical film “Illuminations”, documenting the life and photographic works of Ruth Bernhard. Robert Burrill shared the film with LightBox last year during a show for Astoria resident Dwight Caswell. The works of Ruth Bernhard in the genre of the photographic nude and her amazing creative spirit helped LightBox to commit to establishing this show and they have dedicated it in her honor. LightBox is proud to have established
“The Photographic Nude” and plans to make this an annual event at the gallery.

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