Biography

Joan Lobis Brown is a visual activist whose portrait and landscape photographs have been widely shown in group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. She has five solo exhibitions scheduled for 2019–2020. In the last six years, she has been selected for 100 international juried competitions. Her work has been published online and in print magazines such as The Huffington Post, ZekeMic.com, Hyperallergic.com, The International Photo Review, Featureshoot, POZ and others. 

Her portrait projects highlight members of our society who have been subjected to intense stigma. Her landscape projects include subjects as diverse as global warming, the creation of a phantasmagorical world and the extinction of African animals.

Brown studied photography in the advanced studies program at the International Center of Photography and has continued studying with today’s influential photographers and editors.

She lives and works in New York City.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 - 2020 (Scheduled)

. Dickinson College, Carlisle PA, - WOMEN OF AN UNCERTAIN AGE: INDOMITABLE BABY BOOMERS CHALLENGING CULTURAL NORMS”.  

.  Susan O. Ahern Gallery, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI. - “WOMEN OF AN UNCERTAIN AGE: INDOMITABLE BABY BOOMERS CHALLENGING CULTURAL NORMS”.        

2019

.      Altstadt Hotel Gallery, Vienna, Austria. “PHANTASMAGORICAL”.

 . Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. ”BOUNTY” - “PHANTASMAGORICAL”.

. State University of New York, Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY. “WOMEN OF AN UNCERTAIN AGE: INDOMITABLE BABY BOOMERS CHALLENGING CULTURAL NORMS”.

2010

·      Altstadt Hotel Gallery, Vienna, Austria. "IN THE FACE OF AFFLICTION".

·      Applegate Barn, Bucks County, PA. ""IN THE FACE OF AFFLICTION".

2009

·      Cape Town International Convention Center, Cape Town, South Africa. “INFECTED & AFFECTED”.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (99 group exhibitions from 2019 – 2013)

2019

. . Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY. PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE 4, ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS OF WOMEN, 1 of 2 photographers chosen and juried by Karen Davis, teacher, gallerist and photographer.

. Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA. “ON THE VERGE”. Juried by Mary Stanley, independent curator and president of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP).

. Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC. “AMERICA IS . . . “. Juried by Rachel Adams, Chief Curator Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, Taylor Bythewood-Porter, Asst. Curator, Californian African American Museum, Jen Mergel, Independent Curator, Jennifer M. Williams, Public Programs Manager, NOMA.

. The Center For Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, CO. “PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE VOLUME 12”. Juried by Samantha Johnston, Executive Director and Curator, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO.

2018  

. Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. “PHOTOWORK 2019”. Juried by James A. Ganz, Senior Curator of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.         

. Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY. “SDN’s TENTH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION”. Juried by Glenn Ruga, Founder and Director, Social Documentary Network.

.       The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. “93RD INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION”, Semi-finalist. Juried by Jose Diaz, Chief Curator, the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA and Lisa Sutcliffe, Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.

. 10th Annual Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL. “WE LIKE SMALL THINGS v.2”. Juried by Aimée Beaubien.

.      Los Angles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA. "FIFTH ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION". Juried by Catherine Couturier, Owner/Director Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX.           

·      b. j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY. “FOCUS 2018”. Juried by Kelly Sidley, Curatorial Assistant, Dept. of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

·      Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. “PORTRAIT EXHIBITION”. Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA).

·      South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA. “FLORA & FAUNA”. Juried by Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Don’t take Pictures’ magazine.

·      Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.” HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL: SEMI-FINALIST, PORTRAITS “.

·      Valid Foto Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. ““The Photography Gala Awards” WOMEN SEEN BY WOMEN”, Finalist.

·      Strange Fire Collective, A Public Slideshow, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA. “CALL AND RESPONSE: ART AS RESISTANCE”. 

       2017

·      Head on Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia. ”HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 2018”. Associated Exhibitor. Moshe Rosenzveig, Creative Director.

·      NYC4PA, New York, NY. “PATTERNS and SHADOWS”. Juried by Stephen Perloff, Editor of The Photo Review.

·       Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, “BIRDS OF A FEATHER”. Juried by Kat Kiernan, Editor-n-Chief.

·      Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA. “THE CREATIVE PORTRAIT”.  Juried by Ann Jastrab, curator, consultant, editor and writer.

·      The Photo Review, “THE 2017 PHOTO REVIEW 33RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION”. Juried by Yancey Richardson, Director, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY.

·      RE:ARTISTE International Art Organization, Gallery MC, New York, NY. “TRANSFORMATION”. Juried by Maureen Burns-Bowie, listed in Who’s Who in Art and Jayanthi Moorthy, artist.

·      Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. “PORTRAITS 2018”. Juried by Paul Martineau, Associate Curator, Dept. of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

·      Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY. “THIRD ANNUAL GROUP SHOW”. Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA.

·      Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. “PHOTOGRAPHY AS RESPONSE”. Juried by Christy Havranek, Photography Director, Huffington Post.

·      Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. “HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017: SEMI-FINALIST, PORTRAITS “.

·      South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA. “STRENGTH & BEAUTY: THE WOMEN'S SHOW”. Juried and curated by Molly Roberts, National Geographic.

·      Mishkin Gallery, New York, NY. “SMALL WORKS BARUCH 2017”. Juried by Elizabeth Avedon, Curator, and Writer.

2016

·      Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY. “FAMILY”. Juried by Harvey Stein, Director of Umbrella Arts Gallery and Photographer.

·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middleburg, VT. “PERSONAL NARRATIVE”. Juried by Susan Burnstine, Photographer.

·      Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. “MASKS”. Juried by Aline Smithson, Photographer, and founder of LENSCRATCH. 

·      The Photo Review, “THE 2016 PHOTO REVIEW INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION”. Juried by Malcolm Daniel, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.

·      Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. “22ND JURIED SHOW, PETER URBAN LEGACY EXHIBITION”. Juried by Elizabeth Avedon, Curator and Writer.

2015

·      Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA. “PHOTO' 15”. Juried by Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and Head of Dept. of Photography, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

·      Stovall Family Gallery, Kimmel Galleries, New York University, NY, NY. “I/THOU”. Curated by Pamela Jean Tinnen, Director and Lead Curator, New York University's Kimmel Galleries, New York, NY.

·      Stephen F. Austin Galleries, Nacogdoches, TX.  “TEXAS NATIONAL 2015”. Juried by Zhi Lin, artist.

·      Month of Photography, Denver, CO. “THE BIG PICTURE,” Month of Photography. Juried by Mark Sink, photographer and curator. 

2014

·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “PORTRAITURE: EXPRESSION AND GESTURE”. Juried by Karen Haas, Curator of the Lane Collection of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

·      Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY. “KIDS (NOT CUTE)”. Juried by Harvey Stein, Director of Umbrella Arts Gallery and photographer.

·      University of the Arts Photography Gallery 1401, Philadelphia., PA, THE 2014 PHOTO REVIEW INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION”. Juried by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Guggenheim Museum New York, NY.

·      Aperture Foundation, New York, NY. “APERTURE SUMMER OPEN”. Juried by Chris Boot, Executive Director of Aperture Foundation, New York, NY.

·      Imprints Magazine and online. “PWP SPRING 2014 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CALL FOR ENTRY”. Juried by Andrea Meislin, Director Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY.

·      The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. “INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES”. Juried by Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director/Curator, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO.

·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “THE ART OF TRAVEL”. Juried by Kurt Mutchler, Executive Editor, Photography, National Geographic.

2013

·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “PHOTOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN”. Juried by Kate Ware, Curator of Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art.

·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “PERSONAL PORTRAITS”. Juried by Frank H. Goodyear III, Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.

·      Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD“PARALLAX—WOMEN’S PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION”. Juried by Martha Madigan, Artist.

·      New York Center for Photographic Arts, Gallery 69, New York, NY. “PEOPLE”second prize. Juried by Thomas Werner, author, photographer.

2012 - 1979

·      PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. “WINDOWS & MIRRORS”. Juried by Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts, Corden/Potts Gallery.

·      Online exhibition, “PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS’ 37TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTR.Y”. Juried by Deborah Willis, artist, educator and photographer.

·      Soho Photo, New York, NY. “PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRY”. Juried by Elinor Carucci, photographer and Stephen Perloff, Editor of The Photo Review.

·      The Photo Review, “THE 2010 PHOTO REVIEW INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION”. Juried by Brian Paul Clamp, Owner and Director, Clamp Art, New York, NY.

·      RAYKO PHOTO CENTER, San Francisco, CA. “(POR)TRAIT REVEALED”. Juried by Ann Jastrab, curator, consultant, editor and writer.  

·      Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA. “DAYDREAM NATION”. Juried by Jock Reynolds, Director, Yale University Art Gallery and Joshua Chuang, Assistant Curator of Photographs, Frankel Gallery, Yale University Art Gallery.

·      SFA Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX. "TEXAS NATIONAL ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION". Juried by Roger Shimomura.

·      The Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York, NY. “ROLL A DAY. Curated by Susan Kleckner, photographer and educator.

·      Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYFIRST JURIED PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION”.  Juried by Irving Penn, photographer and Roy Lichtenstein, artist.

SELECTED AWARDS

2018 - The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. SEMI-FINALIST - “93RD INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION”. Juried by Jose Diaz, Chief Curator of the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA and Lisa Sutcliffe, Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.

2018 - Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. SEMI-FINALIST, PORTRAITS - “HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL .

2017 - LOS ANGELES CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Los Angeles, CA., THIRD PLACE - “FOURTH ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION". Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA.

2017- Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. SEMI-FINALIST, PORTRAITS “HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL.

2014 - University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Philadelphia, PA and THE PHOTO REVIEW,” Prize, PHOTO REVIEW 2014 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION. Juried by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Guggenheim Museum New York, NY.

2014 - Imprints Magazine and online. “GRAND PRIZE, THIRD PRIZE, HONORABLE MENTION PORTRAITS”. Juried by Andrea Meislin, Director Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY.

2013 - New York Center for Photographic Arts, Gallery 69, New York, NY. SECOND PRIZE, “PEOPLE”. Juried by Thomas Werner, author, photographer. 

2012 - Imprints Magazine and online. SECOND PRIZE, “TRAVEL CATEGORY OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS’ 37TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CALL FOR ENTRY". Juried by Deborah Willis, artist, educator and photographer.

2010 - Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY. FIRST PRIZE AND JURORS’ SELECTION, “PEOLPE CATEGORY, PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CALL FOR ENTRY”. Juried by photographer and Stephen Perloff, Editor of The Photo Review.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2018 HYPERALLERGIC, online magazine, “SEVEN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHERS REPRESENT TRANS COMMUNITIES ON THEIR OWN TERMS”, written by Monica Westin and Roula Seikaly.

2018     ZEKE Magazine, print and online, "WOMEN WORK" pages 37 and 53 written by Ezinne Ukoha.

2017      DON’T TAKE PICTURES, a print and on-line publication. Kat Kiernan, Editor-In-Chief.

2015      MIC.COM, “11 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS THAT CHALLENGE STEREOTYPES ABOUT HOMESLESS LGBT YOUTH”, (by Julie Zellinger).   

2015     HUFFINGTONPOST.COM, "THESE ARE THE BRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL FACES OF AT-RISK LGBT YOUTH" by Priscilla Frank.   

2015      FEATURESHOOT.COM, "PORTRAITS SHOW THE BEAUTY OF AT-RISK LGBT YOUTH IN NYC" by Ellyn Kall. 

2014      POZ Magazine, cover photograph.

2010      POZ Magazine, cover and inside photographs.

2010     UTNE READER Magazine, “AIDS Stigma Destroys Careers and Friendships,” article photographs, 

2009     POZ Magazine, cover photograph.

2008     REAL HEALTH Magazine, cover photograph.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Photographs are in private collections in the United States and Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joan Lobis Brown, Summer 2017

Joan Lobis Brown, Summer 2017