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Month of Photography Denver Reviews, Hosted by CPAC

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©From the Hip Photo, Reception for Remember Me: Bree Lamb & Anne Leighton Massoni

A little over a month ago, Lenscratch was graciously invited to review portfolios during Month of Photography Denver. MoP Denver is an ambitious biennial event, one that involves the entire city of Denver, and correlates hundreds of collaborative public events celebrating photography. The reviews were hosted by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) and held at Redline, while the student reviews were sponsored by Society for Photographic Education Southwest. 29 reviewers attended the event, ranging from both a local and national pool, and 63 photographers participated.

CPAC had 3 exhibitions during month of photography: Jess T. Dugan, Every Breath We Drew at RedlineVaried Perceptions: Andrew Beckham, Marcus DeSieno, & Amy Theiss Giese at Art Gym, and Remember Me: Bree Lamb & Anne Leighton Massoni at CPAC. It was exciting to see Bree Lamb’s work in person, after sharing this work nearly a year ago on Content-Aware.  Likewise, being very familiar with Jess T. Dugan’s work during her time spent in Chicago, it was truly satisfying to see so many photographs from Every Breath We Drew within one space.


©From the Hip Photo, Portfolio reviews at Redline, hosted by CPAC

In the two day span of the reviews, Aline and I met with 26 local and regional photographers, all from various stages in their careers, plus had the opportunity to additional work at the evening Portfolio Walk.  We saw everything from salt prints made from blood to images made out of assembled technical data, environmental photos from the streets of Denver to photographic puppetry. Today’s post consists of many highlights that we had the pleasure of discussing, work by: Heather Oelklaus, Haley Jane SamuelsonMatthew DeFeo, Anikke Myers, Brian Fouhy, Mariana Vieira, Wendi SchneiderTeri Fullerton, Melanie Walker, and Melissa Lynn. I urge everyone to invest a little time exploring these photographer’s websites further. We look forward to sharing more work, later this summer.

A big thank you to the people over at CPAC for the invitation–Executive Director Samantha Johnston, Education & Program Manager Trina Moseley, the rest of the CPAC staff, and the various volunteers that made the event flow smoothly. And of course, thank you to Mark Sink who is at the heart of all things MoPD.


©From the Hip Photo, Portfolio reviews at Redline, hosted by CPAC

Some of the excellent portfolios we reviewed:


©Heather Oelklaus, Embrace


©Haley Jane Samuelson, At Forty


©Anikke Myers, Hold


©Anikke Myers, Slip


©Matthew DeFeo, from Stillwater


©Matthew DeFeo, from Stillwater


©Brian Fouhy, Stay Wild


©Brian Fouhy, Find


©Mariana Vieira, Day 37


©Mariana Vieira, 100 Days


©Wendi Schneider, Locust


©Wendi Schneider, Lily Pads II

Role Model

©Melanie Walker, Role Model


©Melanie Walker, Treehouse

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©Teri Fullerton, Don Hutchinson from After War

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©Teri Fullerton, Robert Pedro from After War

My 'American Mosaic' series explores heritage and multicultural identity in America.  Copyright Melissa Lynn 2016

©Melissa Lynn, from American Mosaic

My 'American Mosaic’ series explores heritage and multicultural identity in America.

©Melissa Lynn, from American Mosaic


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