News and Exhibitions
January 17-21, 2013. photo la: The 22st ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION. SANTA MONICA CIVIV AUDITORIUM. Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall, and Alice Wingwall, Blind Photographer's Guild.
12.22.12 to 3.24.13 Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL. Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists.
April 25, 2012. Shooting Blind: An Adventurous Hands-On-Workshop Exploring Blindness and Photography. Douglas McCulloh and Bruce Hall. Long Beach City College, PhotoFest.
February 10, 2012. Blind Photographers at Photo LA by Maureen Mansfield. Featuring Bruce Hall, Alice Wingwall, and Pete Eckert. Click HERE to watch video.
February, 2012. Con los cuatro sentidos: A LA FOTOGRAFÍA HAY QUE VALORARLA POR SÍ MISMA, SIN ANTEPONER LA VISIÓN O LA CEGUERA, EL RECHAZO O LA CONDESCENDENCIA. POR PATRICIA ARIDJIS Link
January 23, 2012 La Jornada, Palapa Fabiola Quijas
January 12-16, 2012. photo la: The 21st ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION. SANTA MONICA CIVIV AUDITORIUM. Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall, and Alice Wingwall, Blind Photographer's Guild.
July 30,2011 Playboy Blog. Hiromi Oshima-Not Seeing is Believing. Bruce Hall and Pete Eckert first blind photographers to photograph model for Playboy.
July 2011. Southwest Airlines, Spirit Magazine. The Photographer by Nancy Henderson. "This legally blind California man sees the world through his camera lens." PDF click here.
April 2011, Professional Photographer Magazine. Blind Sighted by Lorna Gentry. Photojournalist and filmmaker Neil Leifer explores the art of three blind photographers in the documentary, “Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers.” PDF click here.
The twentieth-anniversary edition of PHOTO L.A. was held in January at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. We present here a hefty sampling of what was on display. Special thanks to event director Stephen Cohen for the all-access pass made of solid gold. Produced by Paige Wery. Directed by Steve Cioffi. Click here to watch.
March 03 – 09 April, 2011.Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists. Center for Visual Arts. Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO. PDF Marketing Booklet. Click here. For more information contact CATE, Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, www.curatorial.org
February 17,2011. Hong Kong Economic Journal. Next time when you press the shutter, please say thanks, Good Life section of HKEJ by Kenneth Yu Mong Hei. PDF of original story. PDF of English translation.
January, 2011 Bruce Hall "autism" series. www.thescreamonline.com
1/13-16/2011 photo la, Santa Monica Civic, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, The Blind Photographers Guild. Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall, Alice Wingwall. We would like to thank Stephen Cohen, the California Arts Council and National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles for sponsoring the Blind Photographers Guild at Photo LA 2011. Bruce Hall, Pete Eckert and Alice Wingwall.
11/16/2010 Men's Journal: Shooting Blind, Interview by Jordan Reed with Bruce Hall. Click here.
8/2010 "Sight From ther Heart"/"Vision From Within." "New Snapshot" by Yoshiko Suzuki, Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. copyright: Jiji Press LTD. July 29, 2010. PDF of English translation.
6/29/10 Nat Geo Amazing!: 100 People, Places, and Things That Will Wow You, by Melina Gerosa Bellows. Order at Amazon.com here. Through the Lens of a Blind Photographer, Bruce Hall pg. 172.
June 2010. The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. has acquired three photographs From the Face to Face with Autism series for their permanent collection. Link to catalog here.
June 6-20, 2010: VSA presents Exhibitions at The Kennedy Center . Sight Unseen, the first major exhibition of work by the world's most accomplished photographers with visual impairments, makes the surprising proposal that these photographers possess the clearest vision in society. Featured works are by Ralph Baker; Evgen Bavcar; Henry Butler; Pete Eckert; Bruce Hall; Annie Hesse; Rosita McKenzie; Gerardo Nigenda; Michael Richard; Seeing with Photography Collective, NYC; Kurt Weston; and Alice Wingwall.
Orange County Register: 4/30/210: Newport Beach Film Festival announces winners. Newport Beach Film Festival, Jury Award Winner : BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM: DARK LIGHT Director: Neil Leifer, Producer: Corinne Marrinan. Press release, click here .
April 13, PhotoFest, Long Beach City College: Shooting Blind: An Adventurous Hands-On Workshop Exploring Blindness and Photography - Presented by Douglas McCulloh and Bruce Hall. Reservations are highly recommended. Click "PhotoFest"
February 11,2010 The Archives of Visibility: Photography at the Smithsonian, by Merry A. Foresta, Smithsonian Photography Initiative.
January 14-17, 2010: photo la, Santa Monica Civic, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, The Blind Photographers Guild.
October - December, 2009: Insights juried exhibition. San Francisco City Hall, Lower Level. Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free.
Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers Screening Dates: Friday August 21 - Thursday August 27 Screening Times: 1pm Daily Admission Price: $7.00 Location: Laemmle's Town Center 5, Encino, CA Running Time: 30:30. A documentary short featuring Henry Butler, Pete Eckert & Bruce Hall. Directed by Neil Leifer. Produced by Corinne Marrinan and Neil Leifer.
June 27, 2009: Obscura: A short documentary about blind photographers and their lives. Directed by Damon Stea.
June 9, 2009: LADIG.org June meeting presents: The Art of Seeing with Bruce Hall and Pete Eckert. For more information go to ladig.org
May 28, 2009: UC Riverside photography museum hosts exhibit of blind photographers. 89.3 KPCC, interview by Steven Cuevas, Southern California Public Radio.
May 24, 2009: Blind photographers showcase work. BBC News.
May 17, 2009: The Art and Heart of Blind Photographers: By MATT KETTMANN / SANTA BARBARA for time.com.
May 14-24: Passionate Focus 2009, Xchange West, 344 N Ogden, Chicago, Ill.
May 11, 2009: TIME.COM "A spectacular new exhibit at the University of California, Riverside raises extraordinary questions about the nature of sight." (time.com)
May 02, 2009: ArtFirst! will be celebrating its seventh year at University Medical Center at Princeton. A Saturday evening Patrons Preview Party on May 2, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. opens the international juried exhibition and sale of original art and fine crafts by professional artists with disabilities.
January-March 2009: Life Images Magazine, Winter Edition, Inner Vision - Extraordinary Images from Blind Photographers. Bruce Hall, pages 96-97.
January 9, 2009: Pasadena Independent, Celebrated Photography Fair Photo L.A. is Largest Exhibition of its Kind.
January 9-11, 2009: photo la, Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
October 2 – December 12, 2008: Insights 2008 Art Exhibition, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery in City Hall, San Francisco, CA. Bruce Hall, Featured Artist. Opening Reception, Tuesday, October 21, 2008 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
August 7th - 10th, 2008. Close friend and collaborator Pete Eckert is the winner of the ARTISTS WANTED "Exposure" showing in New York City. Opening reception - August 7th, 2008 6-8pm. Exhibition Dates - Leo Kesting Gallery, 812 Washington Street, New York, NY.
July 19, 2008 until Jul 2010. San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA. Water: A California Story. http://www.sdnhm.org/exhibits/water/castory.html
July, 17, 2008: 1stAngel and Friends: Artist's Blog, Interview with Bruce Hall.
July 13 - September 28, 2008: PhotOC: Contemporary Images by Artists in Orange County. Main floor gallery. Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave. Fullerton, CA 92833
June 20, 2008: Featured Artist. ArtSweet.com http://artsweet.com/wordpress/
June 5, 2008: ON TV: current.com Video " Blind But In Focus." These professional photographers take stunning photos despite the fact that they are blind.
May 8-15, 2008: "cactus flower" Picture of the week, Natures Best Photography Magazine. www.naturesbestmagazine.com
February 9, 2008. O.C. Register, Gary Robbins blog, Sciencedude: Legally blind photographer captures beauty of nature
February 7, 2008. "Amazing Photographers: Underwater and Legally Blind" http://blog.imagekind.com Imagekind blog. "Featured member"
January 10-13, 2008. Photo L.A. 2008: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Group show with "The View From Here."
"Open Shutter" Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, CA. December 4, 2007 - January 27, 2008: Photography by youth who are blind or visually impaired. 49th Catalina Festival of Art, September 2007
Bruce Hall, “Honorable Mention” “enjoying the view” November 3, 2007 - January 20, 2008: Art Ability, juried exhibition, Malvern, PA
October 2007: National Geographic Magazine Photo credit, "Bruce Hall," page 15.
October 4 - December 7, 2007: Insights, juried exhibition, San Francisco, California. Opening Reception,Thursday, October 11, 2007, at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery in City Hall, 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
September 27,2007, Thursday from 6:00-9:00 pm at Vizcaya Hall on 21st and T streets, Sacramento, CA. Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall, Theresa Lambert, Mary Dignan, and other artists will be freatured in the Sacramento Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) Chapter's first art show and fundraising event. September 23, 2007 - October 23, 2007: juried exhibition,
NEBA National Exhibits by Blind Artists. Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA. This is a traveling show. Future venues tbd.
September 6 - September 23, 2007: Passionate Focus, juried exhibition, River East Art Center , 435 East Illinois Street, Chicago, Illinois. Opening reception, Thursday, September 6, 2007, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
August 2007: National Geographic Magazine, "your shot," daily dozen, week 1, Macrocystis pyrifera (kelp) to be published October 2007.
November 16, 2006 through October 2007: "giant kelp" highly honored winner, Oceans. Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC. This exhibition features the finest images from the 2006 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition. 2006 NATURE’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE ternational Photography Awards Competition. Fall 2006 Collector's Edition: "giant kelp," highly honored winner, Oceans, pg.48 October 13 - November 17, 2006:
Passionate Focus, juried exhibition, Chicago, Illinois
September 11 - November 22, 2006: Insights, juried exhibition, San Francisco, California. Opening Reception, Septermber 19, 2006, at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery in City Hall, 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
July 21-23: Photo San Francisco, "The View From Here," Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
April 9 through May 5,2006: ArtFirst, International juried exhibition, Princeton, NJ
February 6-12, 2006: "Kelp Symmetry" Picture of the week, Natures Best Photography Magazine. www.naturesbestmagazine.com
November 6, 2005 - January 8, 2006: Art Ability Juried Exhibition, Malvern, PA Third place award, "giant green anemone."
September 2005 to 2006: Shared Visions Exhibition, Fullerton, CA
September 16 - November 13, 2005: Passionate Focus, juried exhibition, Chicago, Illinois
August 17 - October 28, 2005: Insights, juried exhibition, San Francisco, California
47th Catalina Festival of Art, September 2005 Bruce Hall, First Place, "Best Catalina Scence" Casino/garibaldi
46th Catalina Festival of Art, September 2004, Bruce Hall, First place, “Best Catalina Scene,” “swimmers”
Bruce Hall, Second Place, Phototgraphy, “Casino/Descanso” Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup by Bruce Hall, published in the Avalon Bay News, and Catalina Islander, February 2004.
45th Catalina Festival of Art, September 2003 Bruce Hall, first place “Photography” “Kelp Symmetry”.
44th Catalina Festival of Art, September 2002 Bruce Hall, first place “Best Catalina Scene”
“A Fish’s View of the Casino”