Show Reviews: Galleries and Museums

Bullet Through Apple, Harold
Bullet Through Apple, Harold “Doc” Edgerton, 1964

Your show review is due at the end of the semester. Use this handout to complete your show review:

Gooder’s Show Review Handout

Here is a list of galleries and museums in the area that often feature photography. Visit these links to see what’s on display.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

Photographic Resource Center, Boston (PRC)

Panopticon Gallery, Boston

Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

Isis Gallery, Boston

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester

These excellent museums sometimes also feature photography:

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA)

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln

Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham

Harvard Art Museums

MassArt Galleries, Boston

MIT List Visual Arts Center

MIT Museum, Cambridge

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

New York Times Photojournalism

Iraqis at a displacement camp near Mosul chase an aid truck. June 30, 2014.
Iraqis at a displacement camp near Mosul chase an aid truck. June 30, 2014.

For inspiration, check out the up to date, content rich New York Times “Lens.”


NYT Lensblog


Lens is the photography blog of The New York Times, presenting the finest and most interesting visual and multimedia reporting — photographs, videos and slide shows. A showcase for Times photographers, it also seeks to highlight the best work of other newspapers, magazines and news and picture agencies; in print, in books, in galleries, in museums and on the Web.


Mapping Concord video

Senior Luke Cogliano produced a short documentary about the Concord Art Association’s “Mapping Concord” project, in which art students from several area schools (including CC) interpreted a particular location in Concord (a grid square on the map) artistically. Students used clay, paint, pencil, and mixed media. Luke took on this project to advance his moviemaking skills.

Here is information about the exhibit itself:

Concord Art Association – Mapping Concord exhibit

Student Videos Online!

CCTV (Concord Community Television) has posted three programs of student videos from the 2013-14 school year. Follow the link below, and type “Gooder” in the search window to find the videos.

CCTV Video On Demand

Or go to each of the video programs individually:

Still Image Sequences Fall 2013

Still Image Sequences Spring 2014

Rules of Cinema assignment Fall 2013

Students produced some excellent work this year. These programs show two assignments: A narrative fiction short film made in crews of two to four students, demonstrating the “rules of cinema;” and a socially-conscious slideshow about a topic of the students choice, telling a specific story / point of view with images found online.

The Video Production I class visited CCTV several times each semester to learn how a television studio works. CCTV will continue to show our work online and as apart of their regular broadcast programming. Next year,  in the Video Production II class, we plan to produce an entire show, with CCTV as our classroom. This final unit will be “co-taught” by CCTV’s knowledgable, energetic Education and Outreach Manager (and CCHS alumn!) Kestor Kruger.

MFA Field Trip – October 2013

The whole Art Department (2D, Ceramics and Photography) took a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to see a variety of work. The photography students focused on the exhibit “She Who Tells a Story,” about Middle Eastern female photographers, historic photographs from the Lane Private collection, and photographs from the museum’s permanent collection.  The photographers’ unique point of view and creativity inspired us

MFA Field Trip PhotosSome links to the exhibits —

Boston Photo Expedition – May 2, 2014

This year students in the Advanced classes took the train to Boston to take photos. We look at a lot of urban photography–candids, street portraits, architecture–but don’t get a chance to shoot it up in Concord and Carlisle. The objective of our day was simple: cover several miles from South Street Station / the waterfront, through Chinatown, and up to Boston Common. We explored the city, got a lot of great images, and even got to eat in Chinatown!

Advanced Photography students and chaperones in  Boston Common
Advanced Photography students and chaperones in Boston Common
The Fitchburg Line (Amtrack commuter train) into Boston. Audrey and Ana got started right away.
The Fitchburg Line (Amtrack commuter train) into Boston. Audrey and Ana got started right away.
Trying an old TLR ("Box") Camera with medium format film
Trying an old TLR (“Box”) Camera with medium format film
Shooting in a market in Chinatown
Shooting in a market in Chinatown
Kristin shoots photos in a grungy alley--great light and interesting textures!
Kristin shoots photos in a grungy alley–great light and interesting textures!

Collage Assignment (Advanced Photography, Spring 2012)

Hannah’s Zombie Apocalypse (with Caroline and Ben in pursuit)

After viewing the representation of dreams in the photo collage work of Greta Stern from the 1940’s and 50’s, and the combination prints of Jerry Uelsmann,  students collaborated to create fantastic or dreamlike collages of their own. Each collage is made up of many smaller prints, meticulously cut and glued together, and takes several weeks to complete.

Collage by Jackie and Trey
Collage by Julian BH