Honorable Mention: Gail Rousseau, Photographer, Franklin
Gail Rousseau attended the New England SchoolofPhotography in Boston, MA, theNew Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, the Pioneer Computer School of Visual Arts in Hooksett, the Nikon School at Regis College in Weston, MA, and the Maine Media College in Rockport, ME. She is currently working as a freelance photographer and has extensive experience as a dark room technician. Her works have been published in the University of New Hampshire’s Cooperative Extension Guide, Preservation Magazine, and Around Concord Magazine.
Rousseau has shown at the Lincoln-Levy Gallery in Portsmouth, the Manchester Art Association’s Art in the Park and Gallery in Manchester, the Brush Gallery in Lowell, MA, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Juried Biennial Show. She received a scholarship to study Digital Fine Printing with George DeWolfe at the Maine Media College.
In her artist statement she uses a quote from photographer Minor White, "Often he passes a corner saying to himself, 'There is a picture here.’ and if he cannot find it considers himself the insensitive one. He can look day after day and one day the picture is visible! Nothing has changed except himself although to be fair, sometimes he had to wait till the light performed the magic."
June 20, 2012