Located at 49 Flat Street in Brattleboro, the Vermont Center For Photography was originally founded in 1988 by photographer Eric Slayton and is a gallery and organization designed to promote the local photographic arts through education, exhibitions and dialogue.
Originally called the Flat Street Studio opened as a space for adult photography instruction and gallery exhibition, became a non-profit organization in 2001 and since been restructured as the Vermont Center for Photography (VCP).
The VCP has since developed into one of the important entities in the thriving Downtown Brattleboro arts scene and has a reputation as one of the top art venues in Vermont. VCP hosts featured exhibits every month and also provide a number of services including artist talks, monthly portfolio critiques, workshops, professional darkroom rental and ongoing special events.
The VCP facilities are top-notch, offering one of only two traditional black and white darkroom facilities in Vermont, as well as the In-Sight Photography Project, their renowned youth program.
They are also in the planning stages of an on-site digital imaging facilities as well.
Currently and through February, the VCP is exhibiting the work of local artists' Evie Lovett and Suzanne Kingsbury who in 2006, drove from Brattleboro to Browning, Montana to experience North American Indian Days, where Browning is transformed into a makeshift powwow grounds complete with the sounds of singing, drumming, dancing and parades.
The exhibit features the photography of Lovett combined with the writing of Kingsbury, who combine their wonderful talents in this unique show.
Evie presents large black and white photos taken with a 50 year old camera and developed in a traditional dark room setting, while Suzanne provided her unique prose to the image setting.
Other upcoming exhibits include a March "members show" as well as a juried grou show in April titled "The landscape".
To learn more about the Vermont Center for Photography visit their facility at 49 Flat Street in Brattleboro, call 251-6051 or visit them online at www.vcphoto.org.