2017 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers

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2017 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers

Debuting on First ThursdayApril 6, and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist in the 2017 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers is represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival, flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 31, 2018.

The complete list of artists selected from more than 160 submissions includes:
Stephanie Ames  Kate Ampersand  Jory Aronson  Adam Bacher  Sandra Banister
Brett Becklund  Susan Bein  Rich Bergeman  Deborah Bergman  Zachary Burns  Kevin Clark
Jamila Clarke  Philip Coleman  Victor Dallons  Valeria Dávila Gronros  John DuBois  Hal Gage
Margo Geddes 
 Robert Gervais  Hazel Glass  Carole Glauber  Joseph Glode
Jon Gottshall 
 Lauren Grabelle  Michael Harris  Aaron Hartzell  Stewart Harvey
Jeff Hess 
 Ken Hochfeld  Nickolas Hurlbut  Melinda Hurst Frye  Will Keller  Lynne Kelman
Zachary Krahmer 
 Jeffery Krater  David Kressler  Stuart Allen Levy  Diana LoMeiHing
Jim Lommasson 
 Eric Macey  Marcia Mahoney  Philip Malkin  Lawrence Manning
Rachel McLain 
 Jason Moore  Ricardo Nagaoka  Loren Nelson  Leslie Peltz  Stan Raucher
Rich Rollins 
 Isaac Sachs  Kimberly Shavender  O’Hara Shipe • Gretta Siegel
Andrew Stanbridge 
 Deb Stoner  Nolan Streitberger  Barbara Strigel • David Tucker
Terri Warpinski  Alan Wieder  David Wyatt • A.J. Zelada
photographers from the Portland Grid Project

2017 Drawers Juror:

Mitra Abbaspour is an independent curator and scholar based in New York. From 2010–2014, she was Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, where she led a research initiative that drew together an international team of conservators and historians to explore the formation of photographic modernism in the twentieth century and to develop methods for an interdisciplinary study of photography. The book Object:Photo. Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection 1909–1949 and the digital humanities platform at MoMA are the results.

Abbaspour’s area of specialization is the history of photography in the Middle East and its role in defining the contemporary cultural landscape. She has authored numerous essays on contemporary photographers from Hassan Hajjaj to Shirana Shahbazi and Shirin Neshat. Before arriving in New York, Mitra was Assistant Curator and Museum Writer at UCR/California Museum of Photography. She has also taught at The Cooper Union, Hunter College, Brooklyn College, and the University of California, Riverside.

Juror Mitra Abbaspour on her guiding principle through the selection process: “I seek finely crafted photographs that present layered ideas and subjects. I am equally interested in documentary, studio, and conceptual photographic practices and am especially pleased to find artists engaged with how the material and visual language of photography is evolving today.”