New England Photography Biennial 2013
Every two years, the Danforth Art celebrates contemporary photography through a highly selective exhibition of photographers who live or work in New England. Juried by Francine Weiss, Curator and Loupe Editor at the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, the New England Photography Biennial 2013 showcases exciting and innovative photography by both established and emerging artists.
THIS YEAR’S JUROR: Francine Weiss, Curator and Loupe Editor for the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, received her BA from Wellesley College in English and studio art and her PhD in American studies from Boston University. A specialist in the history of photography and American visual culture, Francine wrote her dissertation on Edward Weston’s photographs for Leaves of Grass. Since starting at the PRC in 2012, she has curated two exhibitions, “The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes,” which drew in record numbers of visitors, and “Framed: Identity and the Photographic Portrait,” which opens September 3, 2013. She also edits the PRC’s journal, Loupe, which publishes thrice yearly. Prior to joining the PRC, Francine worked as the Acting Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Her past museum experience also includes three years as a curatorial fellow and research assistant at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and two years as a graduate intern and curatorial fellow at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. At deCordova, she curated “DeCordova Collects: Gifts from Stephen and Sybil Stone,” and co-curated “Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art” and the “2003 deCordova Annual.” Francine has also taught art history courses at Wellesley College, Simmons College, and Boston University.