Jem Jr. Contact Sheet Samples
Over the past two years I have been working on “The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project” with support from The Puffin Foundation and Index Art Center. As an artist working in Newark during the past decade, I have recognized the influx of artists and constant change to the communities surrounding them. Now is the time to capture the energy and creative spirit of the people involved in the current Newark art scene, as well as the physical sites of studios, galleries, and museums through photographic portraits. The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project is a two part series. The first part consists of the digital images available to view online at: www.newarkartsphotodoc.com (artists profiles are constantly being added as this documentary is not completed) . The second series consists of interviews and portraits taken with a 1940’s Jem Jr 120 box camera, manufactured by J.E. Mergott Co in Newark, NJ. These images will be on view as a full collection once the project is completed, and will be accompanied by a book including all of the images.
Newark, NJ 2013
The 13th annual citywide arts festival “Open Doors” is presented by the Newark Arts Council October 9th- 19th, 2014. Please join me in my studio at INDEX ART CENTER on the 3rd floor Friday Oct. 10th from 6-10pm and Sunday Oct. 12th from 12-6pm.
I will be showing images form my cyanotype series “Modern Blueprint”, as well as some of the contact sheets from the film part of my ongoing documentary “The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project” …more about the documentary here: http://www.newarkartsphotodoc.com
“In 2014 Index Art Center opened the doors of Goodwin Hall and launched Index Art Center’s Studio Residency Program. Goodwin Hall consists of nine studio spaces. Each studio is occupied by a single artist or an artist collaboration.
IAC is committed to serving artists and the arts community in Newark, NJ. The Residency Program aims to foster relationships within the community and give additional exposure to the talented and hard-working artists accepted into the program. ”
For a complete schedule of Open Doors 2014 events visit the Newark Arts Council: http://newarkarts.org
For information regarding Index Art Center: www.indexartcenter.org
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The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project is rolling into it’s second year of shooting. I have completed roughly 45 shoots with artists, curators, program directors, and gallery owners since receiving funding from The Puffin Foundation in 2013. Some of the images I have been working on were proudly shown in The Newark Issue of HYCIDE Magazine last month. For more information about the documentary project or the magazine, please follow the links above.
pg. 55 article: “Black & White” author: Lucy McKeon
pg. 96 article: “The New People” author: Akintola Hanif
Nowhere Magazine is a journal of literary travel writing, photography and art.
My images from the Time and Tide documentary in Cambodia are featured HERE
Newark, NJ 2013 ©colleengutwein
Since December 2012, I have been working on a new documentary project: The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project. This project aims to capture the energy and creative spirit of the people involved in the current Newark art scene, as well as the physical sites of studios, galleries, and museums through photographic portraits. If you would like to see more, please visit the website for this project: www.newarkartsphotodoc.com
Title: Documentary Photography NEW!
Course Code: 300DP
Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Medium: Digital Media, Digital Photography
Description: Photography can be used as a way to document a personal journey through the lens. Photographs have changed not only the way people can view the world we live in, but also have become a catalyst in shaping the world around us. This class aims to take students a step closer the world of documentary photography by looking into the history of the practice, and help students to create a basic documentary portfolio in the subject matter of their choice. Each student will participate in class critiques and learn new ways to discuss their work. Students are required to have a SLR or Digital SLR camera (no camera phones) and a basic knowledge of their camera. Class starts January 16 and runs 10 weeks.
Teacher: Colleen Gutwein
Member Cost: $335.00
Nonmember Cost: $365.00
You can register for this class via the MAM website: