Thanks to F-Stop Magazine for selecting Scratch for their Portfolio Issue. And special thanks to Editor Christy Karpinski for giving me the opportunity to discuss my work in this Q&A. Hope you take a moment to check it out! http://www.fstopmagazine.com/blog/2017/08/interview-with-photographer-craig-becker/
A big thanks to Feature Shoot for this writeup about my work. I share some background info on how the Scratch series began and my creative process. http://www.featureshoot.com/2017/06/composite-portraits-born-sense-loss/
Honored to be selected for a solo exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography. A hearthfelt thanks to Paula Tognarelli, the Griffin's Executive Director, for the selection and her tireless support of photographers and this medium.
Incredibly honored and humbled to be select as the Juror's Choice by Joyce Tennesson for the Intimate Portraits exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery in VT. The selection includes a portfolio review by Joyce, an artist who has been an inspiration for many years.
So grateful to be selected as one of the Feature Shoot Emerging Photographers for 2017. Check out the stellar work of all the photographers! http://www.featureshoot.com/2017/04/announcing-winners-feature-shoot-emerging-photography-awards/
Thanks to Fran Forman for including Scratch 16 in the "Elsewhere" exhibition at A Smith Gallery, TX. And thanks to Amanda Smith for choosing it for the Director's Award! http://asmithgallery.com/current-exhibition/
So excited to have Scratch 17 selected for the Nor'easter Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT http://www.nbmaa.org/exhibition/noreaster-the-47th-annual-juried-members-exhibiton
Scratch 14 was awarded Second Place in the "Liquid" competition at The New York Center for Photographics Arts. Thanks to Deborah Klomp Ching of KlompChing Gallery, NY for the selection. Also, Scratch 30 was chosen as a Juror's Selection.
Thanks to Paula Tognarelli, Curator at the Griffin Museum of Photography, for selecting Scratch 28 for the Annual Juried Exhibition at the Providence Center for Photographic Arts, RI http://www.petermillerfineart.com/current-exhibit-3rd-open-call-jurored-by-paula-tongarelli-february-16-march-11-2017/
Very excited to be one of the Spotlight Artists, a six page spread, in the current issue of Musée Magazine. The Chaos issue features the work of an amazing lineup of artists including David LaChapelle, John Baldessari, Sandy Skoglund (long time fave) and many more. https://www.joomag.com/…/musée-magazin…/0935701001476488864
Thanks to Artbo.com for featuring my work in a piece titled "Incomplete Stories".
Excited to be included in the Residue Exhibition at University of Maine, Farmington! Truly honored to be showing with Abby Shahn and the rest of these talented artists. Opening reception Oct. 13th 5-7pm http://www.artgalleryumf.org
Big thanks to Aline Smithson for choosing Scratch 4.1 as the Juror's Choice in the Masks exhibit at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. The exhibit runs from Oct. 7-Oct.29. http://www.sec4p.com
Honored to have Scratch 17 included in the Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Big thanks to juror Elizabeth Avedon for the selection and the Griffin’s Paula Tognarelli for their hard work in pulling this exhibition together. http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/22nd-juried-show-peter-urban-legacy-exhibition/
So grateful to have Scratch 19 selected for the annual Center Forward exhibit at The Center for Fine Art Photography. Big thanks to Hamidah Glasgow and Aline Smithson for including my work alongside a truly stellar group of photographers and so many FB friends! Check out the work, it is outstanding! http://www.c4fap.org/…/center-forward-with-glasgow-smithson/
Scratch 16 was awarded First Place out of nearly 1300 entries for the TPS25 International Photo Competition. Three additional pieces of my work will be included in the exhibit which opens at Big Bend Museum on 6/3 then travels to Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University and wraps up at the Options Gallery, Odessa College in Jan. 2017. A big thank you to Rixon Reed of Photo-Eye Gallery in Santa Fe for choosing my work! http://www.texasphoto.org
Thanks to Dan Kany for the shout-out in his excellent review of "What We See..." And a special thanks to Jana Halwick at Carver Hill Gallery for the opportunity to share this work! http://www.pressherald.com/2016/05/15/rockland-gallery-starts-the-season-surreally/
Excited to have my work selected for the surrealist exhibit "What You See" at Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME. The opening is 5/6, part of the First Friday artwalk in Rockland. http://www.carverhillgallery.com/news-events/
Three pieces from the Scratch series have been selected for the Union of Maine Visual Artists Neurotica exhibit. The exhibit runs from 4/1 thru 4/29. Also, Scratch 15 was chosen as the cover image for the UMVA Quarterly publication. https://issuu.com/umvajournal/docs/maj_sp_final?e=12294012/34572134
Incredibly honored to have my work on the cover of BETA 19 (Ballart International Foto Biennial publication) plus an 18 page portfolio inside. Thanks to Jeff Moorfoot for including my work alongside this talented group of photographers. https://issuu.com/ballarat_foto_biennale/docs/beta_issue_19
I have been select as one of the 35 "Artists to Watch" for the Maine Home + Design Magazine's annual Artist Issue. So grateful to be in the company of such a talented and diverse group of artist! http://mainehomedesign.com/features/2016-artist-listing/
Thrilled to have my work included in the New Britain Museum of American Art annual Nor”Easter exhibit. I visit this gem of a museum often and it is always a joy! The exhibit runs thru 2/14. http://www.nbmaa.org/exhibition/nor-easter-the-46th-annual-jurried-members-exhibition
This was an awesome surprise! My work is on the cover of the Center Forward exhibition catalog at The Center for Fine Art Photography. Exhibit opens 9/4
My Scratch series published by as an Editor's Pick https://www.lensculture.com/explore/editors-pick. Thanks to Jim Casper and the Lensculture Editorial Team for including my work alongside so many outstanding photographers!
So honored to have my work chosen for the Center Forward 2015 exhibit at The Center for Fine Art Photography. A big thank you to the Center’s Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow for the selection and creating such an awesome venue for photographers to share their work.
Honored to have my work selected for ART2015 at the Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME. Thanks to juror Britta Konau for choosing this duo from the Scratch series. Opening reception May 6th 5-8pm.
Scratch 25 is included in Fraction Magazines 7th Anniversary Issue
So excited to have two pieces selected for the “What’s a Portrait?” show at Ripe Art Gallery, NY. Thank you to juror Ruben Natal-San Miguel for choosing my work as the winner in the Surreal category. In addition to the juried artists, works by Aline Smithson, Nan Goldin Amy Elkins, Oliver Wasow and Jack Pierson will be gracing the walls of the gallery. Opening 12/13/14 thru 1/16/15.
Scratch 1 was selected for the Portraits 2015 show at The Cenetr for Fine Art Photography, CO. The juror was Debra Klomp Ching of KlompChing Gallery, NY. The quality of the work in the show is amazing!
Thrilled and honored Scratch 9 was selected as the Grand Prize winner and Scratch 1 as the First Place selection in the "New Creativity" Show at the New York Center for Photographic Arts, NYC. The juror for the show was Aline Smithson. Opening reception is September 19th at Site 109 Gallery, NY
Scratch 9 was selected for the New England Collective V show opening Aug. 1 at Galatea Fine Art in Boston. It is a great looking show curated by Edmund Barry Gaither, Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and Adjunct Curator at MFA .
Excited to announce the opening of my show "Transformation" at the Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, ME. The opening reception is Thursday, June 5th 5-8pm. The show is the culmination of two year's of work!
The Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA has chosen my piece Scratch 9 for inclusion in the Annual Juried Exhibition. The show is opening on June 8th.
Mildred Magazine is featuring a portfolio of my work plus a brief audio track discussing the work and my creative process. Check it out!
Journey 14 was selected for the "Double Exposure: New Photography" collection at Saatchi Art curated by Rebecca Wilson, Director of the Saatchi Gallery in London.
Journey 7 was selected for the "Hot Shot: New Photography" collection at Saatchi Art curated by Rebecca Wilson, Director of the Saatchi Gallery in London