In the fall of 2012, Humble Arts Foundation and Women in Photography awarded Tema Stauffer with the WIP-LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant for her Paterson series. Paterson is a city in New Jersey that suffered an economic crisis in 2008. Over the past 3 years, Stauffer has been capturing portraits of the affected residents. The series combines documentary street photography with classical portraiture to portray her subjects amongst the streets where their relationship is forged.
From the Paterson series, Cathy, Market Street, Paterson, NJ, 2001 was selected as one of the 48 finalists for the 2013 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The competition exhibition will be on view from March 23, 2013 through February 23, 2014 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. The same portrait was exhibited recently in the Best of Show exhibition at the University of the Arts Gallery 1401 in Philadelphia, and received Third Prize in the 2012 Photo Review Competition.
Gas Station, Tampa, FL, 2007 from Stauffer’s American Stills series will be included in a group show at Jen Bekman on February 22nd to commemorate the gallery’s 10th anniversary. The exhibition will showcase work from artists that have played an influential role along the gallery’s journey. Another four prints from the American Stills series will be included in an exhibition of women photographers, curated by Marisa Portolese, on March 2nd at Lilian Rodriguez Gallery in Montreal.
Stauffer is represented by Sasha Wolf Gallery, where she will have a solo exhibition of the Paterson series on display in September 2013. The gallery is located at 70 Orchard Street in Manhattan.
Since 2007, Laumont has had the pleasure of working with Tema Stauffer to produce c-prints for all of her exhibitions. Stauffer has also worked with our scanning and mounting departments on numerous occasions. We would like to congratulate her on behalf of her most recent endeavors.