Mimicking the Masters, and more at Cleveland Print Room

Cleveland Print Room has been building our online, remote-learning offerings for students since going into shutdown mode this past March. Our Mimicking the Masters series features short videos on ten photographers from Teenie Harris and Lorna Simpson to William Eggleston and Sophie Calle, presented in partnership with Tri-C’s Creative Arts Academy. Teen Institute youth are engaged in weekly CPR Photobox […]

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From Eden to the nations to Miami: “Shtetl in the Sun” at the Cleveland Print Room

In 1977, two photographers set themselves a challenge: Take pictures of Miami Beach’s Jewish retirement community residents every day for ten years. The photographers were named Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe. They called their undertaking simply “The Miami Beach Project.” Tragically, five years into the project, Sweet was murdered in his own apartment during a home invasion. At the time […]

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CPR premieres works of Andy Sweet

Just when his work was gaining a following, street and documentary photographer Andy Sweet’s sudden death in 1982 diverted attention from his art, which celebrated the South Beach, Florida, of the late 1970s. March 13 will see the Cleveland debut of Sweet’s rediscovered work in the exhibition Shtetl in the Sun, turning an eye to the pastel-hued environs and lively culture of the […]

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Cleveland Print Room Presents The Peer Show

Opening Friday, September 13, CPR is excited to present our fifth annual open-call juried exhibition, The Peer Show, judged this year by Jacob Rhodes, co-founder and curator of Field Projects gallery, NYC; and Aline Smithson, Los Angeles-based artist and educator, and founder and editor-in-chief of the online photography journal, Lenscratch. The exhibition, which will award cash prizes in five categories, […]

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Mastery at the Print Room

  The photo exhibit A Collection of Stories, which was up at the Cleveland Print Room May 31-June 14, was divided into 7 titled sections. You could say it was like looking at the subject from seven different angles, in a Wallace Stevens, “Thirteen-Ways-Of-Looking-At-A-Blackbird” kind of way: the content and intention of each section were unified, but  distinct, like seven […]

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Unapologetically Photographing Black Reality

In today’s times, everyone with a phone has a camera and for that reason, many consider themselves photographers.  Then there are those who use cameras, preferring them to cell phones for capturing images.  Many camera users are professional photographers who utilize expensive camera bodies and expensive glass, taking their craft seriously enough to take advantage of the latest technology to […]

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