Saturday, September 19, 2009

Postcards from the Mohawk Valley -- The book

The Mohawk Valley. Gateway to the West when the West was in the East. Travel along with our photographer as he makes a personal exploration of the 95 mile course of the Mohawk river between Schenectady and Rome. Geography made this area of New York State a natural transportation corridor. From Iroquois trail, to the Erie canal, to the Water Level Route of the New York Central and the New York State Thruway, millions of people and millions of tons of goods have passed through the valley. It's an area rich in history and is blessed with natural beauty, and it's an area that is struggling to adapt to changing economies. As the speed of transportation increases the Mohawk Valley has become a place passed through and a place passed by. There is a sense, and one can see this in Gould's photographs, that this is a place that time has forgot. Take a look, and share your thoughts. This Blurb book has 80 pages printed on their premium stock with a hardcover binding. Available now. Images and text by Erik Gould.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

PRC Juried Publication!

We are proud to announce that an image from our new series Postcards from the Mohawk Valley has been selected for the Photographic Resource Center Juried Publication. This publication is available now all around the Boston area and through the PRC.

Postcards from the Mohawk Valley is a series of text and images from the picturesque and damaged Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. This project is more a personal exploration rather than documentary survey and represents 5 years of work executed during our photographer's "free time". A preview slide show can be seen here or click on the image above. A book version will be coming soon! More details to follow.

Meanwhile -- Thank you PRC!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What I did over my summer vacation

Well, to start, I didn't take a vacation... I worked for Providence instead. I lead a team of young photographers as part of a city Summer Youth Employment program. Because of the recession the city expanded the summer programs to include the arts. Go Providence!

This is the City Photo Crew.

Over 8 weeks in July and August went all over the city shooting digital photos, videos and instant film.

Thank you to Yessenia, Jossmill, Amber, Markia, Kenny and Hayden. Thanks too to my assistants Hannah and Brett. Lots of work and Lots of fun.

Check out the work on our youtube channel. follow the link or tune in to 09photocrew.

For more info on the city program follow this linkage: press release
also, the Mayor's wrap up press conference. mayor speaks

and I have to give a shout out to my fellow project artists: the tapeart crew. They did some amazing things with their group check it out here. Look at Ocean Riser... incredible!

All this and more possible in part because of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act -- The Stimulus Program.