March 9 through April 22, 1984

Timed to coincide with the historical exhibition Pictorial Photography in Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Academy’s Salons, 1898-1901, the Morris Gallery’s show of Contemporary Philadelphia Photographers presents the work of nine artists working today. While the diversity of contemporary approaches and techniques is well represented the selection is but a small sample of the excellent work done by the large and active photographic community in Philadelphia.

Catherine Jansen doesn’t employ a camera, preferring instead to use a Xerox machine. Paul Cava doesn’t consider himself a photographer at all, although his collages all include historical photographic images. David Lebe “draws” in front of the camera with a penlight. Lebe, Judith Steinhauser, and Alida Fish augment their prints with the old-fashioned technique of handcoloring. Before shooting, Fish first constructs her setups of vintage book, illustrations and real insects; and Laurence Salzmann escorts his models to a street corner to pose over a steam vent. While Bill Bamberger mines his subjects in Durham County, North Carolina, William Williams finds his people at posh urban parties. Issues of human sexuality are investigated in the work of Peter Sasgen, David Lebe, Paul Cava, and Laurence Salzmann.

Judith Stein
Coordinator, Morris Gallery

David Lebe
Born in New York, New York, 1948
High School of Music and Art, New York, New York, 1962-1966
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Selected Individual Exhibitions
1973 The Greenhouse Gallery, Millbrook, New York
1977 The Print Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1982 Light Drawing and Painting Photograms, Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Selected Group Exhibitions
1979 The Hand-Colored Photograph, Philadelphia College of Art Gallery,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1980 Made in Philadelphia 5: Photography, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1981 Daniel Wolf Gallery, New York, New York
1983 Handmade Cameras: Contemporary Images, Tyler School of Art of Temple
University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Photographers III, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Nudes!, Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York, New York
Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1983-84 Lensless Photography, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(1983); I.B.M. Gallery, New York, New York (1984)
1984 Radical Photography, Nexus gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Collections (selected)
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981
The Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1983

Lawrence Salzmann
Born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1944
Academic degrees in German and Anthropology from Temple University.
Supports himself through his work as a filmmaker and in renovating old Philadelphia houses.
Lives with wife, Ayse, and daughter Han, age 5, in the Powelton Village section of Philadelphia. Book, The Last Jews of Radauti with his photographs, publishes Dial/Doubleday, 1983. Film on Philadelphia Mummers Who’s Havin’ Fun shown nationally on PBS, 1983. Grants for filmmaking and photography from: New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Film Institute, Fulbright, International Research and Exchange Commission, and The Franzheim synergy Trust.

William Earle Williams
Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1950
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, B.A., 1973
Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, M.F.A., 1978
Haverford College, 1978 – present, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

Selected Individual Exhibitions
1973 Light Impressions, Rochester, New York
1978 Comfort Gallery, Haverford, Pennsylvania
1980 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
1983 Mid-Town Y Gallery, New York, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
1979 Painted Bride Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1980 The Print Club 56th Annual International Competition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1981 Pennsylvania Photographers II, A Selection of Current Work, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown,
Pennsylvania
1982 Philadelphia Past and Present, Philadelphia art Alliance
1983 American Photography 1910-1983, Tampa Museum, Tampa, Florida

Collections
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bill Bamberger
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1956
The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 1973-1975
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.A. with honors in American Studies, 1979
Duke University, Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, Center for
Documentary Photography, Visiting Fellow, Lecturer, 1981, 1982

Awards/Grants
1975 The Headmaster’s Prize, The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
1979 Peter C. Baxter Prize in American Studies, Chancellor’s Award, The
University of North Carolina
1975-1979 John Motley Morehead Scholarship, University of North Carolina
1979, 1982 Anthony Educational Foundation Inc., grants to photographers
1980 National Endowment for the Humanities Youthgrant
1981 The Lyndhurst Foundation Prize

Selected Exhibitions
1982 One-person exhibition, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston
Salem, North Carolina
1983 One-person exhibition, Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Duke University
1984 North Carolina Artists Exhibition 1984, North Carolina Museum of Art,
Raleigh, North Carolina

Collection (selected)
Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina

Paul Cava
Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1949
Richmond College of the City University of New York, B.A.,1972, Cinematography and Fine Art
Rochester Institute of Technology, M.FA, 1975, Photography and Fine Art
Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, 1981-1982
Currently director of the Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Selected Individual Exhibitions
1975 Archive Gallery, Rochester, New York
1976 Mancini Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1977 Photographics, New Canaan, Connecticut
1978 Gallery One, Boston, Massachusetts
1981 Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
1975 Portland Museum, Portland, Oregon
1977 The Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas
1979 The Altered Photograph, P.S. 1, New York, New York
1980 Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, New York
1982 Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Still Modern After All These Years, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
1983 Matthews Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Peter Sasgen
Born in Evanston, Illinois, 1941
Philadelphia College of Art, B.F.A., 1964
Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1981
Currently part-time faculty member, Philadelphia College of Art

Selected Individual Exhibitions
1975 The Art Alliance Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1980 Paul Cava Gallery, Phildelphia Pennsylvania

Selected Group Exhibitions
1976 Recent Philadelphia Photography, University Museum, Wichita State University,
Wichita, Kansas
1977 6×6=36: Photography, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1979 Contemporary in Photography, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster,
Pennsylvania
1981 Pennsylvania Photographers, Allentown art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
1982 Contemporary Nudes, Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Award Winning Philadelphia Photographers, Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts and
Pennsylvania Council on the arts fellowship recipients, Philadelphia Museum of Art
1983 Film and Photo Invitational, Santa Fe Center of Photography, Santa Fe,
New Mexico

Collections (selected)
The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York

Judith Steinhauser
Born in Niagara Falls, New York, 1941
State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, B.S., 1963
Institute of Design, Illinois Institue of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, M.S., 1967
Currently Associate Professor and Chairman of Photography at Moore College of Art;
Instructor of Photography, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Selected Individual Exhibitions
1977 The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
1978 The Photography Place, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
1981 Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1983 Jaques Baruch Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Selected Group Exhibitions
1971 Photo Media, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York
1973 New Images: 1839-1973, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1979 Perception,: Field of Vision, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies,
Los Angeles, California
1979 The Hand-Colored Photograph, Philadelphia College of Art,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1980 Juried Members’ Exhibition, The Print Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1983 Catskill Center for Photography
1984 I.B.M. Gallery, New York, New York

Collections (selected)
National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Canada, 1971
The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1972
South Carolina State Arts Collection, Columbia, South Carolina, 1976

Alida Fish
Born in New London, Connecticut, 1944
University of Florence, Florence, Italy,1965-1966
Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts, B.A., 1967
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, M.F.A., 1975
Currently Associate Professor, Photography, Philadelphia, College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Selected Individual Exhibitions
1983 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
1982 Project Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1981 Cameravision Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1979 Portland School of Art, Portland, Maine

Selected Group Exhibitions
1983 Alternative Photographic Imagery, Toledo Museum, Toledo, Ohio
1982 Contemporary Photography as Phantasy, Santa Barbara Museum, Santa
Barbara, California
1980 Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1979 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York
1976 Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York
1975 East/West Exhibition, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon

Collections (selected)
George Eatman House, International Museum of Photography
Standard Oil of Indiana

Catherine Jansen
Born in New York, New York, 1945
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, B.F.A., 1967
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia Pennsylvania M.F.A., 1971
Grants: Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts, 1981; National Endowment for the Arts; 1982
Currently Associate Professor, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania

Selected Individual Exhibitions
1978 Rutgers University, New Jersey
1981 St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1982 Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland
1983 Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona

Selected Group Exhibitions
1973 Unique Photographs; Multiple Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Stuffed, Stitched and Sewn, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York
1976 Three Centuries of American Art, Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
1977 Breath of Vision, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
1979 Uniquely Photographic, Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu Hawaii
1981 Altered Images, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona
Three Installations/ Catherine Jansen, Mario Kon and Micheal Timpson,
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
1983 Phantasy, Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, California
Lensless Photography, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Collections (selected)
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1978
Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1979
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona, 1982

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