The Photographer

Education

2015                  The Intuitive Portrait with Andrea Modica, Maine Media Workshops

2014                  The Intimate Portrait with Joyce Tenneson, Maine Media Workshops

2009                  Master of education, University of Massachusetts, Boston

2006                  Light, Gesture, Color with Jay Maisel, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

2005                  The Magic Moment with Constantine Manos, Maine Photographic Workshops

1972                  Bachelor of art, comparative literature, Indiana University

Awards

2017                  Juror’s Choice. 16th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Nick Capasso, Director, Fitchburg Art Museum). The Very Large Array.

2016                  Photography Prize. 15th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Paul C. Ha, Director, LIST Visual Arts Center at MIT). The Muster.

2013                  First Prize. Blue, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Joseph Thompson, curator, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts). The Evening.

2008                  Juror’s Choice. Interiors/Exteriors, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts  (Juror: James Hull, independent curator, Boston, Massachusetts). Johnny’s.

Exhibitions

2018                  2018 Arts Connect, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, Vermont (Juror: Nick Capasso, Director, Fitchburg Art Museum). The Muster.

2018                  Fictional Narrative, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and Online Gallery (Juror: Emma Powell). The Muster.

2017                  16th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Nick Capasso, Director, Fitchburg Art Museum). The Very Large Array.

2016                  15th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Paul C. Ha, Director, LIST Visual Arts Center at MIT). The Muster.

2015                  Community of Artists, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts (Juror: Jessica Roscio, Associate Curator). The Body Builders.

2015                  CAA at 70. Cambridge Art Association.  Johnny’s.

2014                  2015 Calendar Project. Cambridge Art Association.  The Vitality of Santiago.

2014                  NE Collective V, Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts (Juror: Edmund Barry Gaither, Director, National Center of Afro-American Artists, Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Special Consultant to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts).  The Count.

2014                  Refused, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Juried by members). The Suitor.

2013                  69th Members’ Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts) (catalog). The Insect Barn.

2013                  Community of Artists, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts (Juror: Katherine French, Danforth Executive Director). Johnny’s.

2013                  12th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Menil Collection, Houston, Texas)  (catalog). The Fair.

2013                  Re-Cycle, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Susan Nielsen, farm project space + gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts) (catalog). Adults Only.

2013                  Secrets, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Jane Young, Chase Young Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts) (catalog). The Beach.

2013                  Blue, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Joseph Thompson, curator, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts). The Evening.

2012                  Get Real, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, California. The Evening.

2012                  69th Members’ Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts  (Juror: Nick Capasso, Deputy Director, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts). The Count.

2012                  Red, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Howard Yezerski, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts). The New York Worker.

2011                  Northeast Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Juror: Theodore E. Stebbins, Curator of American Art, Fogg Museum, Harvard University). Spring Cleaning.

2009                  Northeast Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts  (Juror: William Stover, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts). Too Little to Go.

2009                  Cary Library Foundation art sale, Lexington, Massachusetts. The Prayer.

2009                  Solo Exhibition, People and Their Places, Cambridge Art Association at the Wainwright Bank, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

2008                  Interiors/Exteriors, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts  (Juror: James Hull, independent curator, Boston, Massachusetts).  Johnny’s was a Juror’s Choice.

2007                  Solo Exhibition, People and Their Places, Piper Gallery, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, Massachusetts.

2007                  Solo Exhibition, People and Their Places, Renee’s Café, Somerville, Massachusetts.

Bibliography

2016                  “Artist of the Week: June 8, 2016 | Tom Díaz.” Cambridge Art Association.   Also available here on this site.

2016                  Brian Goslow, “CAA 15th Open Juried Show: National Prizes for a Wealth of Talent.” Artscope Magazine 11, no. 2 (May/June 2016): 56.

2013                  Shawn Hill, “Blue at the Cambridge Art Association.” Art New England 34, no. 1 (January/February 2013): 50.

Teaching Experience

2010-2014                  Boston Public Schools, Boston, Massachusetts. Taught photography elective class to middle school students. (Licensed teacher in history, English, special education, and visual art.)

Lectures and Presentations

2012                  Artist Talk.  Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts,

 

2 thoughts on “The Photographer

  • August 6, 2016 at 9:09 am
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    Hello Tom
    I really like your work…very interesting pictures.
    I wanted to ask you a favour….
    I read a post you wrote on a blog about Ricoh GXR…It was about you finding a dealer in Hong Kong who sold you a GXR S10 unit converted to infrared.
    I was looking to buy an infrared converted unit for my GXR, and it seems you made a really good deal.
    Any chance you can give me the contact details of the dealer please?
    Thank you very much
    Filippo

    Reply
    • August 6, 2016 at 11:03 am
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      Thank you for the compliment!
      I am afraid the guy from whom I obtained the infrared GXR S10 module ran out of them or something. I searched for GXR Infrared on ebay (where I bought it) and got nothing. (At the time, which was a little over a year ago, his ebay handle was joyouslandman, but I don’t see evidence of that, either.)

      My other IR conversion (a Panasonic DMC-G3) was done in the USA by LifePixel. https://www.lifepixel.com/ They did a fine job and will do it for a variety of digital cameras. It usually costs a few hundred dollars. They do not list a GXR module, but I once contacted them out of curiosity and they said they could do it. As in, “send us the module so we can look it over.” I would consider getting one of Ricoh’s bigger sensor modules, like the Leica M one, or the 24-85mm A16, and having them do it.

      My S10 unit came with a set of different bandpass filters. With the LifePixel things you basically have them install a bandpass filter over the sensor after they have removed the standard filter in order to let in the IR. I chose their “SuperColor” filter for my DMC-G3.

      Good luck.

      Reply

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