scheduled with the Pineywoods Sierra Club a group of very active folks doing great work, this Tuesday, October 3rd at 7 pm at Austin Heights Baptist Church, 2806 Appleby Sand Rd., Nacogdoches, TX. If you are in the neighborhood, come on by!
On Thursday, October 5, I'll be giving a Fruit of the Orchard presentation
to the staff at the Texas Campaign for the Environment , dedicated to informing and mobilizing Texans to protect the quality of their lives, their health, their communities and the environment, at 3303 Lee Parkway, Suite 402, Dallas, TX from 2 - 2:30pm.
Fruit of the Orchardbook signing is scheduled Saturday, October 7 from
11am-1pm at the Tyler,TX Barnes and Noble, 4916 S Broadway Ave. Another book signing is scheduled for the following Saturday October 14, from 5-7pm at Hastings in Longview, TX. Hastings is on the corner of Loop 281 and McCann Rd.
You can purchaseFruit of the Orchardbooks from fine books stores such as Photo Eye, Barnes and Noble, Hastings, Amazon, and you can purchase signed copies from theFruit of the Orchardwebsite.
Shopping Cart WORKING
I must thank my cousin, Justin Kidd, for letting me know that my shopping cart wasn't working properly. I
think the mena-hoonies went in and played with things. After working on the repairs with KingCart , my
shopping cart, I did a test run to make sure everything worked. The issues were worked out, and I am very happy to report that everything is working properly. I apologize for any inconvenience any of you may have experienced in the shopping cart.
Now -- if you want to purchase signed books, limited edition prints, the fabulousAliprints, and/or - the to die for -The ALI Folio™special boxed set - all from the convenience of your computer, safely and securely -- the shopping cart is now WORKING! Check back soon because I will be adding more items.
Texas Photographic Society Workshops
Publishing the Photography Book: Trends and Fundraising
Sun, Oct 22: 9am-12 noon
I'll be teaching a workshop in Austin October 29 for the Texas Photographic Society. "In this workshop Cromer-Campbell will give an a/v presentation about her book, then explain step by step how she obtained the $10,000 needed to publish her book. She exclaims, 'I raised $8k in three short weeks! I believe, if I can do it, so can you, as long as you have a strong passion for your project.' Cromer-Campbell will also discuss grant writing and how they give you a better prospective on what you are doing with your projects." To sign up or to find out more go to the Texas Photographic Website and download the form and while you are there, listen to the two minute podcast that Steve Goff and I collaborated on.
Class limit: 12 students
Class Tuition: $75
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 27, 2006
:: Fruit of the Orchard Essayists Presenting at the Texas Book Festival
Join us, Sunday, October 29, from 3-4 pm at the Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress Ave, theFruit of the Orchard | Environmental Justice in East Texasessayists, including myself will give the audio/visual presentation and
discussion. And if you are there on Saturday,you can find Cromer-Campbell, Phyllis Glazer and Roy Flukinger under the Texas A&M tent from 3 - 4:30 pm. In 1982, a toxic waste facility opened in the Piney Woods in Winona, Texas. The residents were told that the company would plant fruit trees on the land left over from its ostensible salt-water injection well. Soon after the plant opened, however, residents started noticing huge orange clouds rising from the facility and an
increase in rates of cancer and birth defects in both humans and animals. The company dismissed their concerns, and confusion about what chemicals it accepted made investigations difficult. Outraged by what she saw, Phyllis Glazer founded Mothers Organized to Stop Environmental Sins (MOSES) and worked tirelessly to publicize the problems in
Winona. The story was featured in People , the Houston Chronicle Texas Magazine, and the Dallas Observer. Phyllis Glazer was voted one of the 20 Most Impressive Texans of 1997 by Texas Monthly because of her work in Winona. The plant finally closed in 1998, citing the negative publicity generated by the group.
In 1982, a toxic waste facility opened in the Piney Woods in Winona, Texas. The residents were told that the company would plant fruit trees on the land left over from its ostensible salt-water injection well. Soon after the plant opened, however, residents started noticing huge orange clouds rising from the facility and an increase in rates of cancer and birth defects in both humans and animals. The company dismissed their concerns, and confusion about what chemicals it accepted made investigations difficult. Outraged by what she saw, Phyllis Glazer founded Mothers Organized to Stop Environmental Sins (MOSES) and worked tirelessly to publicize the problems in Winona. The story was featured inPeople, theHouston ChronicleTexas Magazine, and theDallas Observer. Phyllis Glazer was voted one of the 20 Most Impressive Texans of 1997 byTexas Monthlybecause of her work in Winona. The plant finally closed in 1998, citing the negative publicity generated by the group.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!November 14, 2006
:: Dan Burkholder’sShadows of Lives and LossExhibit
:: Press Conference call for "Shadows of Lives and Loss"
We are pleased to announceDan Burkholder'sexhibit,Shadows of Lives and Loss: Decaying Memories of the Gulf Coastis scheduled to open November 16 through December 31. The Artist Reception with Gallery Talk is scheduled Saturday, December 9, from 6-8 pm CST at TCC PHOTO | GALLERY, located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, TX 75601 and on the web at http://www.tccphotogallery.com
Join us for a Press Conference Call discussingDan Burkholder'sbody of workShadows of Lives and Loss: Decaying Memories of the Gulf Coastwith the University of Texas Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's, Curator of Photography,Roy Flukinger, scheduled forTuesday, November 21at10:30 am CST.
Call 1.712.432.4015, enter room number: 5218228.
Dan Burkholder’sArtist Statement for
Shadows of Lives and Loss: Decaying Memories along the Gulf Coast
Seeing New Orleans’ destruction in person was very different from watching it on TV at home. Mile after mile of neighborhoods were devastated. My first goal in making these photographs was to personalize the destruction and loss -- to give the images a “ you are here” feeling that was intimate and personal for the viewer. Every place I photographed had been under at least ten feet of water for more than a week. The way building materials, fabrics and personal items were affected by this soaking in filthy salt water was like nothing I’d seen before. It was like 300 years of aging had taken place in the ten months since the storm.
On my first visit to New Orleans I had formal consent to visit homes that had been flooded. I quickly discovered that permission was hardly needed. “No trespassing” signs were few and doors were wide open. Authorities who saw us with our cameras never questioned my presence.
The camera never ventures outdoors; these "portraits without people" graphically illustrate the interiors where the citizens of New Orleans lived, worked, learned and worshipped. There is nothing “pretty” about the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Certainly not the lives it claimed, the city it changed forever, or the property that was lost. If you feel a tinge of guilt at being drawn to the “beauty” of these images, that?s perfectly normal. You can be drawn into the scene by the natural design and intrigue, only to be finally confronted by the destruction and loss.
This is my goal, to give you, the viewer, a way to better understand how nature and governmental failures conspired to create the loss these photographs portray. With this awareness, each of us should hear the call to help New Orleans on her return, not only as the lively, romantic “Crescent City” as known by the revelers of the French Quarter, but as the true home for generations of Louisiana families rich in history and character.
About Dan Burkholder:
Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology in the early 1990’s. True to his love of the traditional photograph, Dan uses digital technology to build images that still look and feel likerealphotographs, not like something from a graphic designer’s portfolio. Melding his unique vision with mastery of both the wetanddigital darkrooms, his platinum prints are now included in many museum and private collections.
Originating the digital-negative process in 1992, Burkholder has helped open doors for all black and white photographers interested in moving into the new electronic technologies. His award-winning book,Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, is regarded as the most authoritative work in the field.Dan has taught classes and workshops at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the lnternational Center of Photography in New York, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego and others. Active with the Texas Photographic Society for many years, he is currently serving on the Advisory Board for this organization.
Dan Burkholder was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, an agri-industrial community in the Appalachian Mountains. He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, where he received his BA and Masters Degrees in Photography.Dan lives in Carrollton, Texas, with his wife, Jill Skupin Burkholder, and their six cats. Besides photography, Dan enjoys spending time with Jill and motorcycling.
The Upcoming Book
University of Texas Press is publishing a monograph of Burkholder’s New Orleans images with a scheduled release date of early 2008.
You can order Dan's fabulous prints here atTCC Photo | Gallerybrick and mortar gallery located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, TX 75601 and/or online securely at http://www.tccphotogallery.com, click on store, then click on the buttonShadows of Lives and Loss.Purchase Dan’s prints safely and securely from our online store.
Many prints are about to enter the next pricingtier, so if you are thinking about ordering, order now!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Fruit of the Orchard: Environmental Justice in East Texas
(University of North Texas Press; $25)
This book will touch the hearts of those who care about the environment and people in Texas. And it will open the eyes of those who are unaware of the state's pollution crisis.
Taking a plastic Holga camera in hand, Tammy Cromer-Campbell set out to document the effects a toxic waste facility had upon the Piney Woods residents of Winona, Texas. Her approach to the project and the carefully crafted, sophisticated style she presents in the book have the feel of fine-art photography rather than predictable documentary. Yet she has retained the documentarian's tools of covering the situation with depth, compassion and purpose.
As you read the essays and discover the personal stories of the people in and around Winona, the photos and their subjects take on more layers, and an instant, haunting connection is made.
The Holga, to some a toy camera, serves to enhance the photographer's style by providing a natural, ethereal, vignette effect (some might say distorted) around the edges of each image.
This book may not be the most feel-good Christmas gift you could choose, but it should certainly be on your list as a fine gift for friends and family members with a social conscience.
For Immediate Release: Contact: Tammy Cromer-Campbell
January 25, 2007 903.236.4686 |
Remembering the Space Shuttle ColumbiaExhibit
Photographs by Dr. Scott M. Lieberman, Tammy Cromer-Campbell, and O. Rufus Lovett
Remembering the Space Shuttle ColumbiaExhibition opens with photographers Dr. Scott M. Lieberman, Tammy Cromer-Campbell, and O. Rufus Lovett. Join us for theArtist Reception February 1, 2007 from 5:30 – 7:30 pmand exhibit runs through April 14, 2007 at TCC PHOTO | GALLERY, 207 N. Center St, Longview, TX http://www.tccphotogallery.com
Live conference call for media with photographers Lieberman, Cromer-Campbell, Lovett, with Photo Editors and Creative Directors that will be recorded and broadcast as a podcast on iTunes and YouTube.com
WHEN:Join the live, phone-based media event (with Q&A) at
2pm (cst)3pm (est) Tuesday, January 30, 2007 dial:1-712-432-4015 the room number is:571012
WHO:Speakers will include: Cardiologist, Photographer, Dr. Scott M. Lieberman, Documentary Photographer, Author, Tammy Cromer-Campbell, Photographer, Author, Teacher, O. Rufus Lovett, former and present Creative Directors for Texas Monthly, Scott Dadich and TJ Tucker, Photo Editor Houston Chronicle, Catherine McIntosh, and National Associated Press Photo Editor, Bob F. Daughtery.
On February 1st, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia fragmented over East Texas. Dr. Scott M. Lieberman and his family expected to take some snap shots and record the shuttle as it flew over their backyard. Instead Dr. Lieberman’s images ended up being distributed via the Associated Press to newspapers and magazines around the world landing on most of their covers includingTime magazine. Cromer-Campbell was assigned later that day by theHouston Chronicleto cover the disaster and its emotional aftermath. O. Rufus Lovett was assigned byTexas Monthlyto photograph the debris and the media. This exhibition includes a series of Dr. Lieberman’s famous image of Columbia, Cromer-Campbell’s photographs and audio of the people that experienced the debris falling, and O. Rufus Lovett’s photographs of the debris and more.
DR. SCOTT M. LIEBERMAN, a practicing Interventional Cardiologist with Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas, is originally from Brooklyn, NY. He is avid photographer with a strong interest in photojournalism, and wildlife images. His images appear inBScenemagazine, in his “Outtakes” column, and he is a regular contributor to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, and the Associated Press (AP). In 2003 Scott had prints displayed as part of a group show "From The Eye of a Doctor" at the Perfect Exposure Gallery, in L.A. He lives in Tyler with his wife Robyn, children Deandra and Mason, and his 7 partners (who make it possible for him to have the time to make images).
TAMMY CROMER-CAMPBELL, completed her degree from Kilgore College under the direction of O. Rufus Lovett. She continued her education by attending workshops from Master photographers Ruth Bernhard, Arnold Newman, John Sexton, and many others. Cromer-Campbell’s first bookFruit of the Orchard/Environmental Justice in East Texaspublished by the University of North Texas Press was recently published. Her work has received many awards and honors including Blue Earth Alliances first ever cash grant. This essay was featured inPhoto District News,Camera Arts,Photo Techniques and other publications. Her work is included in many collections including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Museet for Fotocunst, Denmark, The Helmut Gernsheim Collection Mannheim, Germany, and others. She photographs from her studio in downtown Longview and lives with her husband, Scott, also a photographer.
O. RUFUS LOVETTis a nationally acclaimed photographer whose work on the book Weeping Mary has received recognition from the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for Outstanding Magazine Photography. ATexas Monthlycontributing photographer, he has also published inAmerican Photo,Communication ArtsandGraphis. For three decades, O. Rufus Lovett has taught photography at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. In 2005, his work as a photography educator was honored by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of San Antonio, which named him a Piper Professor. Lovett lives in Longview, Texas, about ninety-five miles from Weeping Mary.
To review and/or subscribe for free to theTCC PHOTO | GALLERY PODCASTgo toiTune Music Store, search string:Tammy Cromer-Campbell
or on the web go totccphotogallery.comand click on podcast at the bottom of the page.
By participating in the press conference call, you agree to being recorded for later distribution.
Tammy Cromer-Campbell Photographs & Gallery, dedicated to fine art photography, in Longview, TX and on the web at tccphotogallery.com, is proud to announce its grand opening exhibition with Muhammad Ali - The Photographs of Sonia Katchian.
The show will run September 16 - October 31, 2006, with artist’s reception, Saturday, September 16th, 5 – 7:00 pm.
Sonia’s major fight pictures were originally published inSports Illustratedin the 1970's. She was the first female photographer credentialed to shoot a major championship fight at ringside. Those fight pictures will be on display in addition to unpublished behind-the-scenes photos in b&w of the Champ from all over the world, with family and friends.
We are especially pleased to offer The ALI Folio™ a very special, limited edition boxed set for the serious art collector and Ali fan. It consists of 14 of the best and favorite of Sonia’s images, Masterfully printed on 24”X30” archival watercolor paper. The prints are contained in a specially handmade box covered in pure linen, with Ali’s signature and photo printed on the front. TheALI Folio™contains images from Ali’s Pennsylvania training camp at Deer Lake, as well as The Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire, the Bahamas, the Thrilla in Manila, New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles among others. This collectors’ edition is limited to only 50 sets.
Comments about her work: Muhammad Aliwrote to her once saying: “After all these years, you are still the greatest photographer in the world!” Sonia interned withW. Eugene Smith. Before Smith passed away in 1978, he visited her loft in Tribeca to view these photographs of Ali. He said to her then: "Sonia, keep at it. One day the world will recognize the value of this work." And then added, strangely “I wish I had been born a woman!”
Sonia’s work is in public and private collections worldwide: the Smithsonian, the Time-Life Picture Collection, the Julien Levy collection, the Lee Witkin collection,Muhammad Ali Center, the Nakahara-Takahashi collection, the Citicorp collection, among many others. She co-authoredWomen See Womanby Harper & Row.
A portion of allFoliosales will go to benefit the following non profit organizations: the Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, the Stone Center for Black Culture, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Int’l Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro.
Also in September, gallery owner and director Tammy Cromer-Campbell’s first book, titledFruit of the Orchard/ Environmental Justice in East Texaswill be published by the University of North Texas Press. To find out more about the book go to fruitoftheorchard.com. To be placed on the e-list about this book, send an email towith “subscribe” in the subject line or call her at (903) 236-4686.
TCC Photographs & Gallery,207 North Center Street, is open Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm and by appointment.
For further information regarding the exhibition or to be part of the press conference phone call which will be broadcast as a Podcast, via iTunes go totccphoto.com/exhibits/PodcastInfo or contact:Tammy Cromer-Campbell, Gallery Director (903) 236-4686 or
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 6, 2006
Photographs adds new Gallery
TCC Photographsis excited to announce the addition of a photography gallery. The new TCC Photographs & Gallery is located at 207 N. Center St in downtown Longview and opens March 23. The Gallery plans to provide artwork for corporations, institutions, restaurants, offices, individuals, and the fine art collector.
Longview native, Tammy Cromer-Campbell, an award winning photographer continues to offerhigh-end professional images for corporations, hospitals, magazines, restaurants, and other business needs. In the recent past, Cromer-Campbell was instrumental in securing exhibits and workshops with legendary artists for the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, such as Ruth Bernhard, Micheal Kenna, Keith Carter, and most recently Hank ONeal’sAll that Jazzexhibit.
Cromer-Campbell is partnering with the Gregg County Historical Museum archive by offering fine art quality images from their vintage collection. A portion of the sales from these images goes back to the Museum to help preserve and maintain their collection. Ginia Northcutt, director of Gregg County Historical Museum said, “We are excited and honored to be in this partnership with Tammy Cromer-Campbell. The images she has reproduced have been outstanding as well as her commitment to preservation and the promotion of the history of Gregg County. ”
The newGallery’s debut exhibition isEast Texas – then and now!Includes works from the Gregg County Historical Museum archive, Cromer-Campbell, and Scott C. Campbell. The inaugural show will also include limited-edition prints from Cromer-Campbell’s upcoming book titled,Fruit of the Orchard / Environmental Justice in East Texasthat will be published this fall by the University of North Texas Press. Soon Cromer-Campbell will add other photographers including artists from organizations she is a member of such as the Texas Photographic Society and Seattle based Blue Earth Alliance. On slate later this year isThe Ali FolioTMa newly released edition of images by veteran photojournalist Sonia Katchian, who photographed Muhammad Ali in the 70’s forSports Illustrated.
“The corporation or business will want to purchase from me because I offer a turnkey solution to their art needs,” said Tammy Cromer-Campbell. TCC Photographs & Gallery not only provides the photographs, but will matt, frame (with selections approved), and install all for one fee.
The Inaugural opening reception is April 20, from 5-7pm. The gallery is initially open by appointment only but soon the gallery will be open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Friday. Visitors can call or email 903.236.4686,.
TCC Photographs & Gallery accepts all major credit cards. Construction is underway for an online gallery at