HCP ANNOUNCES THE PUBLICATION AND AWARD NOMINATION OF
MADE BY WILL: SELECTIONS FROM FOUR PORTFOLIOS
Houston, TX – Houston Center for Photography is proud to announce the release of Made by Will: Selections from Four Portfolios and its nomination for BLURB's 2011 Photography Book Now People's Choice Award. The catalog marks HCP's first major undertaking in self-publication and has established a design standard which HCP seeks to achieve in future catalogs. Made by Will: Selections from Four Portfolios features 57 images by photographer Will Michels from his exhibition, at HCP, of the same name. Designed by Antonio Manega of Gazer Design, coordinated by Caroline Docwra, HCP's Programs Assistant, and printed by Blurb, the publication is now available for sale in the HCP galleries and online.
To vote for Made by Will in PBN's 2011 People's Choice Award, please visit www.blurb.com.
Made By Will: Selections from Four Portfolios is available for purchase through BLURB and at HCP. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2351891
About the Related Exhibition
Comprised of self-portraits, studies, environmental portraits, and busts, Made by Will: Selections from Four Portfolios, opened in Houston Center for Photography’s Main Gallery on May 7, 2010, and contained seminal works made by the photographer Will Michels over the last 15 years. Antecedents were also included, along with supporting documents such as the photographer’s journals and sketches. The exhibition remained on view through June 27, 2010.
Organized by Madeline Yale, HCP's Adjunct Curator at the time of the exhibition, Made by Will: Selections from Four Portfolios is the first comprehensive exhibition of Michels’ more intimate work. The images in Made by Will: Selections from Four Portfolios are evocative; they demonstrate a heightened degree of emotional intimacy and firm understanding of art history. Rich in tonality and expertly printed, Michels’ gelatin silver, cyanotype, and salted paper photographs are works by a Master printer who is destined to create beautiful and intriguing images for years to come.
A very special thanks to our Exhibition sponsors: Anonymous donors; Amy Blakemore; Ginny and Bill Camfield; John Dazey; Bob Gulley; Jason and Allyson Kinzel; Dillon Kyle and Sam Lasseter; Kevin Longino Fine Photographs; Libbie Masterson; Sarah Metsa and Mark Camfield; Joan Morgenstern; Nicole and Jim Perdue, Jr.; Paul Smead; Laurel and Louis Smith; Jane and Stuart Weil; and Barbara and Lee Winderman. Special thanks to the following in-kind donors: QUE Imaging; Antonio Manega, Gazer Design; SINAPPS; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Jake Toler; and Ben Davis. All images are courtesy of the artist and Kevin Longino Fine Photographs, unless otherwise noted.