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Sam Abell
Bogdan Achimescu
William Albert Allard
Susan Bacik
Robert Barbee
Lisa Beane
William Bennett
Cary Brown
Anne Chesnut
Dean Dass
Johanna Drucker
John Borden Evans
Shelby Fischer
Lydia Gasman
Lou Hicks
A. Peyton Hurt
Herb Jackson
Deborah Kahn
David Lee
Gloria Lee
Taliaferro Logan
Ann Lyne
Megan Marlatt
Annie Harris Massie
John McCarthy
Genevieve McConnell
Donna Mintz
Martin Mullin
Stefanie Newman
Trisha Orr
Mata Ortiz
Beatrix Ost
Nina Ozbey
Lincoln Perry
Edie Read
Celia Reisman
Martha Saunders
Italo Scanga
Elizabeth Schoyer
Nicole Noelle Sherman
Anne Slaughter
David Summers
Rob Tarbell
Ted Turner
Christophe Vorlet
Russ Warren
James Welty
Sanford Wintersberger
Clay Witt
Stanley Woodward

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Sam Abell

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Sam Abell’s thirty-year career has been dedicated to achieving artistic expression through documentary photography.  He has pursued his goals primarily through his lengthy, in-depth coverages for National Geographic magazine and its Book Division.  At the same time, he has maintained a career as an artist, teacher, and author.

The raw material of Abell’s photography comes from close contact with the world, especially austere, remote regions.  To affirm and, in fact, emphasize his commitment to what actually exists, he has chosen to work in color and in a strict documentary tradition.

He has applied himself, particularly, to the photography of cultural landscape: He explores ways in which places can be purely recorded, with images simultaneously shaped by the photographer’s imagination.

In addition, he has maintained a personal black-and-white photographic diary that documents the life behind the artistic process.

In 1990 Mr. Abell’s work was the subject of a one-man exhibition at the International Center of Photography, New York City.  A companion book, Stay This Moment, was published at that time.

In addition to his photography Mr. Abell is a member of the board of the director of the Santa Fe Center For Photography, the George Eastman House, and the University of Virginia Art Museum. 

In 2002 he collaborated with Leah Bendavid-Val on a retrospective of his life and work titled Sam Abell:The Photographic Life., published by Rizzoli.  He is also the author of the book Seeing Gardens, published in 2001.

Mr. Abell recently completed photography in the Amazon headwaters for an exhibition and book project.

He is currently editing work for two book projects: Four Stories (scheduled for publication October 2007) and The Life of a Photograph (scheduled for publication October 2008).

An extensive online interview with Mr. Abell and gallery of his images can be found on the Digital Journalist website (Digital Journalist+Sam Abell).

Sam Abell at The Digital Journalist >

 

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Fall 2007 highlights
Jul
Aug
Selected Emerging & Established Artists
  Newcomers Rob Tarbell, Taliaferro Logan, Kiki Slaughter, and Peyton Hurt will share the stage with well known Dean Dass, Lincoln Perry, and others
Sep Stanley Woodward: 
  A Retrospective
  Stefanie Newman: 
  Reconstructing Art History
Oct Lincoln Perry: 
  Three Decades
Nov Russ Warren: 
  Portraits
Dec Dean Dass:
  Drawings and Paintings
 
Spring 2008 highlights
  Lydia Gasman, Ted Turner, Megan Marlatt, and Rosemarie Fiore
  Charlottesville Second Annual Festival of the Photograph

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