Smith Pedlosky is an artist-photographer who teaches photography,
the history of photography, and digital imaging at the Lesley
Seminars at Lesley University, (formerly Radcliffe Seminars at
Harvard University). At Radcliffe in 1997 she founded Photography
Atelier, a workshop for emerging photographic artists. Holly and
Karen Davis together reinvented Photography Atelier in 2001, and
they now co-teach it at Lesley Seminars in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Photography Atelier is a unique course, combining workshops and
critiques with looks at significant past and contemporary photography.
Holly has been teaching intensive photo workshops in Italy (in
Venice, and on Lake Como) since 1985, and since 1993 she has been
offering intensive summer photography courses in Italy for the
International Center of Photography, which is based in New York
Holly graduated with a BA from Radcliffe College at Harvard University
where she studied art history. She got an MA in urban planning
from the University of Colorado. Moving to Chicago, she then changed
fields and devoted her professional energies to photography. She
completed an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
where she studied with Generative Systems founder and artist,
Sonia Landy Sheridan.
Holly has lived for two years and many summers in Venice Italy.
In 1994-95 she won a Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation Fellowship
to photograph laundry on islands in the Venetian Lagoon and the
casalinghe, (traditional Italian housewives), who hang
it. She photographs these Sibylline older Venetian women, their
art of hanging laundry, and the language of suspended cloth in
Venetian life and art. She is also researching the themes of eros
and generativity in the work of the 19th century pioneer photographer
Julia Margaret Cameron.
Holly shoots traditional color slides, and she prints her work
digitally; she has an international exhibition record. She has
exhibited her work at galleries and museums in Boston, Chicago,
Venice, Italy, and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts where she lives.
Hollys website (www.arts-cape.com/hollypedlosky)
shows some of her photographs and offers information on the photography
workshops she teaches.