Thom Adams began collecting photographs when he was smitten by an Annie Leibowitz photograph of an Olympic rower taken in Hanover, NH. His second purchase was a Todd Webb photograph of Georgia O’Keefe in Twilight canyon, which lead to his opening a gallery for photography in Portland, ME in 1999. After closing his gallery for photography in Portland, ME, he attended the New Hampshire Institute of Art
majoring in photography. In 2010, he donated his extensive collection to the NHIA to establish a photographic archive as resource for students and researchers. In 2007, Adams was introduced to John Brook by his friend, Bob Rogers, and subsequently interviewed Brook about his life and journey as a fine art photographer.
Since joining Danforth Art
in 2011, Jessica Roscio has curated multiple exhibitions of contemporary photography, most recently, The Memory Palace: Domesticity, Objects, and the Interior and Beautiful Decay
. Prior to joining Danforth Art, she held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has taught courses at Emerson College and Suffolk University, and is a regular contributor to Aspect Initiative, an online gallery focusing on contemporary photography in New England. Roscio has an MA in Art History from the University at Buffalo and a PhD in American Studies, with a focus on the History of Photography, from Boston University.
Jim has been a fine arts photography teacher, lecturer, curator, and photographer for over 30 years. He is an avid collector with a focus on 20th century and contemporary American photographs. His mixed media work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
Jim Fitts has had an award-winning career in advertising, design and corporate identity. He held the position of Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
, Executive Creative Director at Avenue, Inc. in Chicago, and Creative Director at HHCC in Boston and in Europe. Jim was Creative Director for Monster.com and a partner at ClarkeGowardFitts.
Jason Landry is a photography collector, author, former Owner of Panopticon Gallery, and former Founding Director of the MFA in Photography program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Jason was also affiliated with the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
, where he worked in a various capacities and also served on their Board of Directors.
Gary Samson is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer. His work is in private and public collections including the Currier Gallery of Art
, the University of New Hampshire
and the National Archives, Washington, D.C. He is the author of three books on New Hampshire history and has photographically illustrated other books on Ghana, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and New Orleans.
He traces his appreciation for and love of photography to a summer job he had 48 years ago at the Manchester Historic Association. One of his responsibilities was to make contact prints from the glass-negative collection documenting the city of Manchester and the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. This extensive archive of prints and negatives impressed upon him the importance of photography as a tool for sharing history and culture with a wide audience.
Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Yoav Horesh has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including in Germany, Italy, Israel, the United States, Russia, Hong Kong, and Myanmar. Horesh’s work has been featured in magazines, art journals, and on websites across three continents. He has also given public lectures and artists talks in art schools, universities, and galleries in the United States, Israel, China and Europe.
Horesh’s work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Addison Gallery for American Art
, Ashdod Museum of Art, and The Museum of New Art. He has received awards, commissions, and grants including the Agnes Martin Award, the Exceptional Artist Award in Israel, the Projektraum-Bahnhof 25 residency award, an Emmanuel College Artist Residency, and the Mortimer Frank Grant.