Contact:  rozierphoto@gmail.com

About the Family Portrait series

These photographs are from a much larger 35-year series of unposed portraits of the people around me, mostly of my family.

Though unstaged, these images are meant to depart from the traditional documentary approach. They are captured in spaces that are ordinary but evocative, and they tend to remain ambiguous, raising questions rather than answering them.

I am in the process of arranging a selection of the images into a book that encompasses a 25-year period in a narrative direction; a memoir without text.

About the studio portraits

As a way to move on and still build upon the Family Portrait series, I decided to try almost the complete opposite: posed, formal portraits.  I began working on a photographic approach that might convey some of the power of a form of Renaissance portraiture, in which an allegorical background was used to complement or amplify the subject’s character.

The portraits are printed at about life size.

CV / exhibitions

Personal:

Born 1951

MFA Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art 1978

 

2017

26th International exhibition, Texas Photo Society; juror Alison Nordstrom

 

2016

25th International exhibition, Texas Photo Society; juror Rixon Reed, founder, Photo-Eye, Santa Fe NM

Family exhibition, Umbrella Arts gallery, New York NY; juror Howard Stein

Home exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO; juror Kevin Miller, Curator, Southeast Museum of Photography

Portraits exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO; juror Karen Marks, Director, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York NY

 

2015

Memories exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO; juror Amy Galpin, Curator, Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Portraits exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO; juror Martha Schneider, Schneider

Gallery, Chicago IL (Director’s Honorable Mention)

 

2013

ONWARD Compe exhibition, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelpha PA, juror Mark Steinmetz

Family exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO; juror Katherine Ware, New Mexico Museum of Art

 

2012

Spontaneous exhibition, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct VT; juror Nikos Economopoulos, Magnum

San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, Gallery Photographica, SF; juror Jeff Curto

Art of Photography exhibition, San Diego Art Institute; juror Julian Cox, Curator of Photography, de Young Museum

Texas Photo Society 21st International exhibition; juror Aline Smithson

Portraits Issue, Shots magazine

 

2011

Center Forward exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO; juror Hannah Glasgow

Atlántica Colectivas exhibition,  FOTONOVIEMBRE 2011, Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife

Texas Photographic Society Members' Only Show; juror Henry Horenstein

Open Competition 2011, Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT;  juror Alison Nordstrom

 

2010

Uncommon Portraits exhibition, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury VT; juror Cig Harvey

Exposure exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston MA; juror Mia Fineman, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

16th Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum, Winchester MA; juror Joerg Colberg, Conscientious

6th Juried Exhibition, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland OR; juror Darren Ching, 

Klompching Gallery, NYC

Black and White exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO; juror Andrea Modica

Texas Photo Society/Fraction Best Shot competition; juror David Bram, Fraction magazine

 

2009

National Portrait Exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; juror Mary Ellen Mark (Director’s Choice award winner)

Lishui Photo Festival invitational exhibition, Lishui, China

Childhood exhibition, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio TX

Critical Mass finalist, Photolucida, Portland OR

 

2008

National Competition exhibition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York NY; juror Charles Traub

Critical Mass finalist, Photolucida, Portland OR