Amy Kaslow's Life After War by Monica d. Church

Victims, Perpetrators, Eyewitnesses, and Survivors: Life After War by photo-journalist, Amy Kaslow was on view at Vassar College's Palmer Gallery from October 21- November 18, 2016. These are photos of Amy meeting with Vassar's photography club, Phocus, and shots of the exhibition. I am the advisor to Phocus and worked with Amy to design her exhibition installation. 

Recent Photographs from Nicaragua at Poughkeepsie's Crafted Kup Coffee Shop by Monica d. Church

Beginning on October 5, 2016, twenty-three of my recent photographs made in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua will be on display at Poughkeepsie's Crafted Kup Coffee Shop. The Crafted Kup is located at 44 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, New York.

The images are from a nascent body of work that began with a collaboration with the non-profit Artists for Soup. Artists for Soup is dedicated to supporting sustainable development in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua, a city of 30,000. The local women who work with this NGO generously opened their homes and shared their families with me. The Crafted Kup is open seven days a week, please stop in and view the photos and have a cuppa!


Thank you to my intern by Monica d. Church

I was fortunate to have a Samantha Wysocki, a senior from Poughkeepsie Day School, intern with me for the past four weeks. Samantha, who will be a freshman at Marist College in the fall, worked with me in my role as Associate Director of Vassar College's Palmer Gallery and as a studio assistant.

Sam worked on these exhibitions in the Palmer Gallery: Sculpture 1, Sculpture 2, Video and Independent Work, A Photographic Diary of Joseph Bertolozzi's Tower Music/Musique de la Tour, and in the The Old College Bookstore Gallery: Sarah King's The Climate of Vulnerability and Phocus. In my studio Sam inventoried collages into a database, helped organize materials, assisted in a studio relocation, moved equipment and did online research. I wish her much luck next year at Marist!

Juror for EXPOSURE by Monica d. Church

On Saturday evening, Al Nowak (managing partner at On Locations Studio), photographer Jen Kiaba, and I spent a few hours together reviewing submissions for the 13th annual high school photography exhibition, Exposure. We viewed almost 300 submissions in both print and digital from across the country. It was exciting to see the wide variety of images and I think you will be pleased with the exhibition and the award winners.

Opening Reception & Awards for Exposure:  Sunday, March 13th 2-4 pm
Exhibition dates:  March 13 — May 10, 2016

To see the accepted works please visit