Originally formed in 2009, The Larchmont Photography Workshop began when students in Palmer Davis’ continuing education class, “Photography: Inspiration and Vision,” asked for a venue to continue their study. The private photography workshop led by Mr. Davis encourages students to tackle the fears and limitations that often inhibit self-expression. “I wanted to inspire my students to open their eyes to that which is hiding in plain sight.”
The workshop has just produced its second show, “Unseen Larchmont”, which may be seen from May 10 through June 5 at the Palmer Art Gallery near the Larchmont Movie Theatre at 1985 Palmer Avenue, Tuesday through Saturday 11 am – 5:00 pm
The opening reception is May 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Mr. Davis said he delights in the artistic collaboration that was born along with the private workshop.
“Because of the diversity of the group, there is a level of discourse at each session that allows each participant to push beyond what they know and to continue to grow as artists,” he said. “It is a very supportive and challenging environment.”
The women meet bi-weekly in each other’s homes for discussion, critiques, collaboration and shooting assignments. The group includes Lisa Glover Boehning, Stacey Ewald, Ellen Washburn Martin, Kristin Osterberg McElroy, Trish Miller, Amy Psaila, Patricia Roberts, Melissa Schoen and Heidi Silverstein. Patricia Horing, a nationally known painter and collage artist and a former student of the workshop, is also participating in the upcoming exhibition. The photographers come from diverse backgrounds, including careers in magazine publishing, law, executive recruiting, fine arts, interior and architectural design, architectural history, oil painting and public relations.
“While I provide the framework for each assignment, the group is constantly helping each other to evolve their work to the next level,” said Mr. Davis. “Though we use photography as our medium, the workshop is about more than just the pictures that are produced – it is about embracing uncertainty and looking beyond the everyday.”
Mr. Davis has selected three examples from each photographer’s work for the “Unseen Larchmont” Exhibit.
For inquiries regarding The Larchmont Photography Workshop, contact PalmerRdavis@aol.com. Mr. Davis also teaches photography at The International Center of Photography and The 92nd St.Y: Tribeca.