About the Photographer
Holly Smith Pedlosky, teacher and artist-photographer, has exhibited in the Print Room of the Fogg Museum at Harvard, the Hilles Library at Radcliffe, the Fine Arts Gallery in Worcester, and extensively in Boston, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Venice, Italy. In 1994 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 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 invented a process of making gelatin-silver photographic emulsions which she re-photographs as they float in water.
Holly earned an A.B., Radcliffe College, Harvard University, an M.A., Urban Planning, University of Colorado, and an M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied with Generative Systems founder and artist Sonia Landy Sheridan.
Holly teaches at the Lesley Seminars at Lesley University, in Cambridge Massachusetts, and she teaches in Italy in the summers for International Center of Photography (based in New York City) and for Northeastern University in Boston.
Artist’s Web Sites: www.arts-cape.com/hollypedlosky and www.italyphotoworkshops.org