© Jack Wasserbach

In review.

Here you will find images, information, and thoughts on the 2018 Depth of Field.
Thank you to everyone that made this event so special.


Twenty Tables

Twenty Tables was  an opportunity to meet fellow photographers to share our questions, inspiration and work. Thank you to all the photographers that took part in Twenty Tables, it was inspiring.

Twenty Tables 2018 © Zach Weston


Twenty Tables 2018 © Jerry Rosenthal

Comments from the Participants

“Nothing beats seeing and holding real prints and books. I was inspired by all that accessible art (not behind glass) in one room, and with the artists there to talk about that work. More importantly, the energy/excitement was palpable, and I loved the non-competitive nature of it all. Every person/fellow artist in the room showed genuine interest in and wanted to talk about each other’s art. That was, at once, inspiring, uplifting, and energizing. Loved every minute– a real highlight. Thanks for organizing it.”  Diana Bloomfield

“I agree that the physical objects we make are so critical to witness first hand, especially in this, the age of the dematerialization of photography.

I also appreciated the opportunity to share my own work with people who truly “get it” in an atmosphere totally devoid of any commercial context. Too often the only time we show our work we can’t help but be thinking about whether someone might buy it – such a relief to not have to consider that!

Thank you for organizing this event, I consider it one of, if not the, most valuable part of the whole weekend. I really hope you continue to make this a part of Depth of Field!”
Bob Cornelis

“It was so wonderful to see work in person and also able to meet and talk with such an amazing group of artists that I so wanted to meet! I also agree that the atmosphere was just so sharing and supportive – very different than the usual portfolio walks where the pressure is on and people are competitive. Twenty Tables had none of that – a really unique and special opportunity! Thank you.  It truly was a very special weekend!”
Paula Riff

“What a pleasure to see such diverse and refined work, and meet the talent behind it. Congrats to all. And a lovely venue for Twenty Tables, as well as the show. I certainly hope the next biennial will be in Carmel again.” Allen Birnbach


© J.Rosenthal

The Therapeutic Camera

The Therapeutic Camera was taught by Willie Osterman

The concept of the therapeutic camera is needed now more than ever in our society. When there 
is so much cultural pressure surrounding us it is essential that we listen to our own unique voice
 to give form to our ideas and guide us on its evolution. 
Photographers use the camera as a device that records forever the things ones eyes see for only a 
moment and in this age of cell-phone photography we are recording our surroundings more than
ever. This workshop will look at the use of the camera (regardless of size) as a tool of therapy.
 We photograph to record what we see, how we feel, where we were (physically and psychologically) 
and what we have done.
Sometimes the person behind the camera does not realize how much those created images tell
 about themselves. Through exercises and discussions the participants will begin to realize how 
therapeutic the camera can be and how the work created tells the maker so much about themselves.

Thank you to all that attended.

© J.Rosenthal

© Brian Taylor

About Willie Osterman

Willie Osterman earned a BFA and MFA in photography and is a professor and chair of Fine Art
 Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology.
He has worked as a contract photographer for 
the Eastman Kodak Company.
His publication Deja View: A Cultural Re-Photographic Survey of Bologna, Italy is in its second
 edition is now out of print.
During his sabbatical for the year of 2010 he received a Fulbright Scholars Award to develop a
 Masters Degree program and teach at the Academy of the Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb,
Croatia. He has had over eighty exhibitions in the US, Italy, Turkey, Austria, China and Croatia.
His work is included, among others, in the collections of the International Museum of
 Photography at the George Eastman House, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in 
Chicago, the University of New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Alinari Photographic Archive in 
Florence, Italy.

To learn more about Willie Osterman please click on his name.

An Act of Beauty

Act of Beauty © Brian Taylor


When photographers gather to celebrate the lives and legacies of  Denis Roussel and Judy Sherrod. It was a stormy but wonderful day to end the weekend and touching way to remember our friends.

Thank you Melanie Walker for creating these thirty  beautiful cyanotype kites which you gifted to the particapents. You inspire us.

© J. Rosenthal

© Joanne Teasdale

© C.Rosenthal



© Christine Fitzgerald

About Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker has been a practicing artist for over 50 years. Her expertise is in the area of alternative photographic processes, digital and mixed media as well as large-scale photographic installations and more recently, public art. She attended San Francisco State University for a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Florida State University for an MFA. She has received a number of awards including an NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship and an Aaron Siskind Award. She taught at a number of universities including San Francisco State University, SUNY Albany, Alfred University and the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She currently teaches in the Media Arts Area at the University of Colorado Boulder. Over the last several years her work has gone in two primary directions involving public art and further pursuits of a mixed media approach to photography. She has been collaborating on public art with artist/sculptor George Peters and together they have been the recipient of numerous public art commissions in a number of national and international locations, including Colorado, Arizona, London, Florida, Alaska, and California.

To learn more about Melanie Walker  please click on her name.



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