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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 have co-taught and taught the Atelier at Lesley Seminars and The Seminar Series in the Arts, Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University 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 digital images and 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 photographer, book artist, and teacher. Her work is featured at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Boston Drawing Project at Caroll and Sons Gallery, and Clark Gallery, LIncoln, MA and in the collections of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Lishui Museum of Photography (China) and the Houghton Rare Books Library, Harvard University.
She is the 2009 recipient of the Artists Fellowship Award from the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Recent exhibitions include the Lishui (China) International Photography Festival, and the Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA. Her series, “The McCann Family,” was exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography, (Fall 2008.)  In 2006 her “Visual Memoir” project appeared in the inaugural issue of The Women’s Review of Books and she received the Director’s Prize in the CAA National Prize Show. In 2005, three of her photographs were exhibited in “hrlm: pictures” at the Studio Museum in Harlem. 
Davis teaches photo-based and word-image courses in the the Seminar Series in the Arts, Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University and a workshop in websites for artists at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. She is a co-director of the Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY.



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