Last month, Allowed to Grow Old received an early review by Richard Benson in the Observer that ran over 4 pages in the print edition and was featured on the Guardian web site. For at least a week it was in the top 10 most popular stories in the Art and Design section of the Guardian web site.
From the review:
This is partly the story of a woman who starts out not knowing how to open and close a farm gate, and ends up learning how to put animals at ease so she can photograph them in close-up (approach them at eye level; lie in the hay with them for as long as it takes; don’t take your bag into the pen, because they’ll eat it).
It’s also about characters like friendly Melvin the Angora goat, and Babs the impossibly stoic, shaggy donkey, who are described in the text with an empathy at times reminiscent of Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk.
Making the text personal makes the book feel warm and open rather than preachy, which seems the right way to go if you really want to “start a conversation”, as Leshko does."
Prints from my Allowed to Grow Old series will be exhibited at the ClampArt booth (#313) at The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) art fair in New York City from April 4 - 7, 2019. ClampArt will also host a book launch event for Allowed to Grow Old at the AIPAD fair on April 4, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. I will be in attendance to sign copies of the book that will be sold by the gallery.
In addition, ClampArt will mount my first solo exhibition in NYC from October 3 - November 16, 2019.
I hope to see you at AIPAD and/or at the opening for my exhibition on October 3rd!