"Power of the Image" Exhibition in Beijing, China / 2014


Beijing's iconic "Temple of Heaven" will be the main backdrop for the "Power of the Image" photography exhibition opening on April 25. More than 200 images will be exhibited as large prints.

I will be included in the exhibit, and will receive the "Power of the Image" George Eastman award. The exhibit is hosted by the China Public Relations Association, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film, and the Beijing Park Association.

Works of 20 top photographers from around the world have been selected for the exhibition. The photographers include Art Streiber (US), Art Wolfe (US), Eddie Soloway (US), Eric Meola (US), Frédéric Lagrange (France), Gerd Ludwig (Germany), Jocelyn Bain Hogg (UK), John Sexton (US), Joyce Tenneson (US), Lauren Greenfield (US), Matthew Jordan Smith (US), Michael Crouser (US), Nadav Kander (Israel), Pep Bonet (Spain), Qin Yuhai (China), Peter Guttman (US), Roman Loranc (Poland), Steve McCurry (US), Sylvia Plachy (Hungary) and Yann Layma (France).

This is one of my images from the exhibit--a young monk meditating in a monastery in Yangon, Myanmar, photographed in 1995.

When asked about the criteria for selecting the photographers, Bruce Barnes, the curator of the George Eastman House said, “One of the most important criteria was that we looked for photographers who seek to make the world a better place by their photography."

"Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey" / 2014


The GRAMMY Museum and The Woody Guthrie Center Present "Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey"

Photo Exhibition Capturing a Behind-The-Scenes Look Into The Artistry of Bruce Springsteen to Open April 29th

TULSA, OK – "Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey", a traveling photography exhibition curated by the GRAMMY Museum Los Angeles, will debut in Tulsa, Okla. at The Woody Guthrie Center, it was announced today. The exhibition – which will open on April 29, 2014– features 45 iconic images of Bruce Springsteen. On display until Spring of 2015, the exhibit serves to document a great American music legend, and will feature photos taken by noted Springsteen photographers Danny Clinch, Ed Gallucci, Eric Meola, Pamela Springsteen and Frank Stefanko.

“Our goal with this exhibition is to define the career of Bruce Springsteen in an entirely new light, as captured by these five incredible photographers,” said GRAMMY Museum executive director Bob Santelli. “Each of these photographers was able to artfully document Bruce’s world, at different stages in his career. We are honored to partner with each of them in order to help tell the story of one of the most important figures in American music.”

Bruce Springsteen's recording career spans more than forty years, beginning with 1973's Columbia Records release "Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ". He has released 18 studio albums, garnered 20 GRAMMY Awards, won an Oscar, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was a 2009 recipient of Kennedy Center Honors and was named 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year by The Recording Academy. Springsteen’s newest album "High Hopes" (Columbia) was released on January 14, 2014.

While the majority of the exhibit focuses on Springsteen off-stage, four additional live performance photographs, shot by Barry Schneier, will be showcased. These photos were shot during the now famous Springsteen concert at Harvard Square Theater where famed Rolling Stone music journalist Jon Landau claimed, “I have seen the future of rock and roll, and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”

Additionally, the exhibit will feature video interviews with each of the photographers, produced by The GRAMMY Museum. On the evening of the launch, each of the photographers will appear at the Woody Guthrie Center for a panel discussion and Q&A, hosted by Santelli. The debut of the exhibit coincides with the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Woody Guthrie Center.

“We are thrilled to be kicking off our anniversary celebrations with this incredible exhibit featuring photographs spanning the career of Bruce Springsteen. He is an excellent example of an artist who continues the legacy of Woody Guthrie. The opening of this newly curated exhibit at the Woody Guthrie Center is a perfect fit,” said Deana McCloud, Executive Director.

FuseVisual Interview / 2014


It's great to do an interview, have it be concise and yet cover a lot of points about the "process" of arriving at images. I'm elated that there's such an incredible online "go to" forum/magazine for photographers--"FuseVisual" has become that place! Many thanks to Cameron Davidson and his team for providing me with this opportunity, and for their great concept of 5 questions, 5 images--what an engaging way to keep up with what's going on in the minds and eyes of photographers who see the world in a different way and have something important to say about that process:

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East Hampton Star / 2013

There are certain images that are indelibly set in the popular culture. No matter how you feel about Bruce Springsteen and his musical legacy, it is hard to deny that the image of him from the cover of “Born to Run” — guitar slung over his shoulder, leaning on Clarence Clemons — is a certifiable icon.

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ILFORD BLOG / 2011

Brenda's Cafe. Lovelock, Nevada 1977

"The first actual Eric Meola print I ever saw was a black and white image of a café called “Brenda’s Café” that Eric shot on a road trip in Nevada with Bruce Springsteen back in 1977. The rich blacks, the subtle grey tones, and the warm whites of this night time shot were so beautiful I was transported back in time to my early years working in custom black and white labs. The print smelled like a black and white print. It feels like double weight fiber based silver black and white paper, the kind we used to rock in trays of chemicals before we even knew that we ought to be wearing gloves and masks to protect us. I had no idea this gorgeous photograph that I so dearly prize is an inkjet print on ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Silk paper."

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