Review Santa Fe 2018

 "Shakespeare, 1856" by fine art photographer and writer Thomas Gearty. From the series "Book Marks."

I am delighted to be one of the 100 photographers selected for this year’s Review Santa Fe Photo Festival.

Organized by CENTER—an organization founded in 1994 to honor, support, and provide opportunities to gifted and committed photographers—Review Santa Fe is a juried portfolio review event for “photographers who have created a project or series that are seeking audience expansion, critical discussion, and community gathering in a profoundly unique sense of place.”

I’ll be showing prints from my Book Marks project in one-on-one portfolio reviews with curators, gallery owners, publishers, international festival directors, and others.

It’s humbling and gratifying to be included among such a talented group of photographers. See the full list of the 100 participating photographers. My page is here.

Testing fix for Polaroid Type 600 yellowing

I've been scanning thousands of Polaroid Type 600 prints. (See the series Instance/Instants for some of these shots.) But a common issue with integral instant prints is that they yellow over time.

Prolonged exposure to daylight seems to mitigate the problem. I'm conducting some tests—crude, perhaps, but a good starting point—to confirm that daylight causes the yellowing to fade without compromising the original image.

Once I've got this fix figured out, I'll be able to make selections, then fix their yellowing and scan at high resolution.

More soon ...



Review of PRC's Exposure show from Elin Spring

If you are not familiar with "What Will You Remember," a Boston-based photography blog from Elin Spring, head on over to check out write-ups on (mostly) local exhibitions, book reviews, and interviews with artists and curators. 

Elin wrote a generous and thoughtful review of the Exposure, the 2017 Annual Juried Member's Exhibition at the Boston Photographic Resource Center, including mention of my images from the Book Marks series. 

"In her selections, juror Sarah Kennel celebrates the allure and beauty of subtle, thought-provoking work," Spring writes, "a welcome respite from the bombastic tenor of discourse these days."

>> Read the review


"Book Marks" at PRC Boston

I am delighted to be included in the 21st Annual PRC Juried Exhibition at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. Juror Sarah Kennel, the photography curator for the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA, selected several images from my Book Marks series for the show.

Photo from the  PRC's Instagram account

It's particularly nice to be part of the final exhibition in the PRC's space on Commonwealth Avenue. After four decades, Boston University announced this year that it is repurposing the building that is home to the PRC. A search for a new space has started ...

Many thanks to the PRC and to Ms. Kennel for including my photographs among the great work that makes up this edition of the show.



"Book Marks" closes at MIT's Rotch Gallery April 2

"Book Marks," my solo exhibition at the MIT Rotch Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, closes on April 2. If you are in the Cambridge area, please stop by the gallery to see the prints.

The gallery is located in the Rotch Library. Library is open until 6 PM weekdays this week; from 1 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, April 1; and from 11 AM to 6 PM on Sunday, April 2.

>> See the Rotch Library on a map

>> View images from the Book Marks series

Announcing the new website

Welcome to my new website!

Along with a new look and feel, the site has been updated to include recent work. Please feel free to reach out via info [at] thomasgearty [dot] com for information on any of the projects.