Honorable Mention: Paul Wainwright, Photographer, Atkinson
Paul Wainwright has had a darkroom since age 12, and has been a full-time photographer since 2001. He has studied with John Sexton, Bruce Barnbaum, Mark Klett, and George Tice. He describes himself as a “modern-day Ansel Adams,” and works in a traditional manner utilizing sheet film, a large-format camera, and silver gelatin printing. His photographs have been included in a long list of juried competitions and solo exhibitions, both locally and nationally. His recent solo exhibitions include the Baldwin Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University in Mufreesboro, Tennessee, and the Gallery at Hallmark in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.
Wainwright’s photographs have appeared in many regional and national publications, including Yankee Magazine, Readers Digest, LensWork, View Camera Magazine, Early American Life, and Architecture Boston. He has been featured on both WMUR’s New Hampshire Chronicle and WCSH’s 207. His photographs are in the permanent collections of numerous private and corporate collectors, including the Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover.
Wainwright’s first book, A Space for Faith: The Colonial Meetinghouses of New England, was published by Peter E. Randall Publisher of Portsmouth in early 2010. It has received the New England Book Festival Award for the best northeast regional photography book of 2010, The Independent Publishers’ 2010 Gold Award, and the American Association for State and Local History’s 2011 Award of Merit.
Wainwright serves on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists.
July 23, 2012