Harvard OEB 10 Field Trip to Lovells Island, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, 2008
The Houston Fotofest 2010 Biennial, It’s coming up and I’m getting excited! I’m part of a group show at my alma mater Rice University, showcasing 11 students who studied photography over the past 40 years since the founding of the Rice Media Center. I’ve kept in touch with Geoff Winningham, who has been teaching Photography at the Media Center from the beginning, and Geoff invited me to this celebratory show, Light and Vision 2. I’m flying down for the opening reception on March 12, which is the first plane trip I’ve taken since my husband Lansing injured his back in 2005.
The trip promises to be interesting and fulfilling. Aside from the opening, I’m planning on taking in many of the other photography exhibits around town. During FotoFest, most Houston galleries and museums will be having special photography shows featuring the theme of Contemporary American Photography. I wanted to sign up for some formal portfolio reviews, but unfortunately they were all booked for the only review day that I’ll be in Houston. So I’m going to tote around a portfolio of diptych prints and try to show them informally to gallery owners who are interested, and take them to the Open Portfolio Night on March 14th.
It’s also ging to be cool to visit some of my professors from 20 years ago, especially Geoff, who is letting me stay at his house, and Peter T. Brown, who used to teach photography at Rice but is now working on his terrific color landscape photography. I also hope to see a few of my Rice class mates who still live in the city. One of my closest Rice roommates was Andreas Hablutzel, also an avid photographer. Andy is going to FotoFest too, but unfortunately at the end of the festival, so we won’t get to meet up.