LF Opening at Valentine Zahn Gallery, Westbrook, CT
Large Format Photography Gallery Event
East Hampton photographer Ralph J. Phil announces that his large format fine art photographs “Buffing Blocks” and “Feeder Stream, Salmon River” have been accepted into “Collective Vision”, a show of works by members of the New England Large Format Photography Collective at the Valentine Zahn Gallery,Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center, Westbrook, CT. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, September 12 from 6 to 8 PM. “Collective Vision” will remain on view until Friday, October 31.
In addition to Mr. Phil, members of The Collective and selected notable practitioners of Large Format Photography have donated 80 fine art photographs for a unique fundraising event “Photographers Fighting Cancer”, which will be held on Thursday, October 30, 7-9pm, at the Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center. This event was formerly known as “Raid Our Gallery” and benefits patient and family programs at Middlesex. The event culminates in a social gathering with refreshments and the excitement of a random drawing where numbered ticket holders will get their pick of the donated photographs, some valued at over $1,000.00. Tickets can be purchased from Middlesex Hospital Development Associate Sally Ann Lee, 860-358-4065. Previews of images donated may be seen at www.nelfpc.com.
The New England Large Format Photography Collective (NELFPC) is a group of photographers who are dedicated to preserving the traditional methods used in the photographic process. All of the images in the Raid Our Gallery Benefit are captured on large format cameras, utilizing films from 4”x5” to 20”x24” in size and processed in a darkroom by the photographer. In a time of quickly evolving technology, high definition, and digitizing, it's refreshing to see the beauty and science of the Large Format Photography art form experiencing a resurgence. The members of NELFPC are focused on increasing the awareness of these alternative photographic processes in the Fine Art World.