The annual programming of the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group now includes one evening devoted to showcasing the work of different BCA members. On Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm we have the good fortune to hear from several of the very talented member photographers. Presenting via Zoom will be Bill Davison, Mike Milicia, and Deb Lannon.
Bill Davison divides his time between Long Now Boston and his studio at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell where he pursues photography and digital printmaking. His imaging practice is increasingly studio-based except when using his film and large format glass plate equipment in the field. Investigating various art genres and processes is his chosen mode of exploration. Currently he is engaged with pictorialist landscapes, figure and still life images.
For 35 years, he held various executive positions in the graphic arts industry including Scitex America, Presstek and commercial printing operations. He also founded Point Balance and Meta4 Imaging, both consultancies serving digital image processing firms and printers. He received his degree in Philosophy from Haverford College. billdavisonphotography.com
Mike Milicia began his professional photography career in 2005 after working 27 years as a Software Engineer. In 2011, he started offering classes and workshops and became affiliated with Shoot The Light Instructional Photographic Workshops, which is owned and operated by Canon Explorer of Light, Charles Glatzer. Mike’s images have earned numerous awards; he has multiple publication credits, and recently authored three articles for the National Audubon Society’s web site.
Mike has two main passions: bird photography and teaching. His technical background makes him especially adept at communicating complex subjects in a well-organized, step by step manner that proves to be very effective for photography students at all levels. michaelmiliciaphotography.com
Deb Lannon: Aftermath: Portraits and Reflections of Veterans in Recovery
Many veterans with PTSD from various US military conflicts seek help from the Home Base Veteran and Family Program, located in Charlestown MA. Home Base is an intensive, nationally-recognized clinical program run by the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, and funded by the Boston Red Sox Foundation.
Since August 2020, Deb Lannon has been privileged to photograph more than 200 current and former military veterans as they participate in Home Base Respite Weekend at Harvard University Equestrian Center in Hamilton MA (aka the Farm). She’s the only photographer who has been granted access to record this unique collaboration among three world-class institutions as they work together to help heal the invisible wounds of war. Her presentation will outline the genesis of the original project, its evolution from documentary to portraiture, and the challenges that she and her colleagues at Harvard Polo – and at Home Base – had to work through to make this ongoing project possible.
Deb concentrates on editorial/documentary, portraiture and fine-art photography. Her work has been exhibited in both the United States and in Europe. She holds a BFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and a Masters in Teaching (Photography) from Rhode Island College. deborahlannon.com
This meeting is free and open to the public. A meeting link will be sent to the BCA member email list. Non-members wishing to attend this event as Guests should use the Contact Form on bcaphoto.org; select Guest Attendee under Inquiry Type. Guests are welcome to attend two meetings, and then should join the Group if they would like to continue.
This program is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
For more information contact [email protected].