Stan Raucher: Metro
Stan Raucher’s bio states that he was born and raised in Minnesota during the age of black and white television, Life magazine photo documentaries, and the publication of The Family of Man. Although he did not begin to do photography seriously until 2003, these early influences are reflected in his work. Those influences have done well by Stan, as his work is being launded and exhibited widely, with three recent shows: the 2013 Newspace Juried Exhibition, Portland, OR. Sarah Stolfa, juror, The Decisive Moment, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. Christopher Rauschenberg, juror, and 2013 B+W Exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts, jurors.
I am featuring his project, Metro, that begin in 2007 in Paris and continued on to New York and Shanghai. Since the initial work, his project has been captured in over a dozen cities on four continents. His images reflect split second tableaus and small moments of ordinary gestures that become part of the opera of daily life.
Stan’s photographs have been shown in eighteen solo exhibits and over sixty juried group exhibitions. He was featured in LensWork #97 with an interview on street photography and a portfolio from his Return to New York series. He was highlighted in Adore Noir magazine #10 with his Avoid Naples! series, and his photos have also been published in F-Stop Magazine, Camera Arts magazine and Shots magazine. He received the Lucie Foundation E-pprentice Award in 2010, and he was a Critical Mass Competition finalist in 2012. He was a CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography finalist in 2012 for his Metro series. Most recently, he received an Excellence Award in the 2013 Black & White Magazine Portfolio Contest. After36 years as a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington, Stan retired in 2011 and now devotes his time to photography, travel and outdoor activities.
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