About the Instructors
Holly 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 reinvented Photography Atelier in 2001, and they now co-teach it in alternate years at Lesley Seminars in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Holly has been teaching intensive photo workshops in Italy (in Venice, and on Lake Como) since 1985, and since 1993 she has been offering them through the International Center of Photography, based in New York City. Holly works with color slides and 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. Holly is the co-founder and co-director, with Neal Rantoul, of the Northeastern University Summer Program in Venice, Italy.
She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied with Generative Systems founder and artist Sonia Landy Sheridan
Karen Davis is a teacher, photographer, and book artist. She has co-taught Photography Atelier with Holly Smith Pedlosky, its creator, first, at Radcliffe Seminars and now at Lesley Seminars/Lesley University.
Karen teaches other photo-based, word and image, and fine arts marketing courses at Lesley Seminars/Lesley University, Suffolk University/NESAD and Zeff U. She is a coordinator of a lecture series in word and image co-sponsored by the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) at Boston University and the Center for Photographic Exhibitions (CPE) of the New England School of Photography.
Karen’s work is featured at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), the Houghton Rare Books Library, Harvard University, the Boston Drawing Project at Bernard Toale Gallery and corporate and private collections in New York, Boston and Washington, DC. Davis was recently awarded the Director’s Prize in the CAA 2006 National Prize Show. Her “Visual Memoir” project was spotlighted in the Jan/Feb 2006 issue of The Women’s Review of Books. In 2005, three of her photographs were exhibited in “hrlm: pictures” at the Studio Museum in Harlem.