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Photographic Resource Center Juried Exhibit
Images from Isa’s Elderly Animals series are on exhibit through July 26 at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA as part of “Exposure 2015″. The show was juried by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Fraction of a Second Exhibit
Isa is exhibiting work from her Thrills & Chills series at 516 Arts in Albuquerque, NM this summer. The exhibit, “Fraction of a Second”, is curated by David Bram of Fraction Magazine and runs from June 6th through August 8th. Radius Books has designed and published an accompanying exhibition catalog that includes essays by curator Michele Penhall and art critic/historian James Elkins. The first edition is limited to 250 copies and will sell out quickly. Order your copy through Radius Books or from 516 Arts.

Recent Press
THE WEEK“The Eerie Terror of Amusement Parks”
BOSTON GLOBE“At the PRC, 13 Ways of Looking at the World”. Print edition.
WHAT WILL YOU REMEMBER?“Testify!” and “Who Said It?”

Review Santa Fe
Earlier this summer, Isa was selected to attend Review Santa Fe, a highly competitive juried portfolio review for fine art photographers in Santa Fe, NM.

Large Print Edition
Isa has released a large print edition of “Handsome One, Thoroughbred Horse, Age 33″ from her Elderly Animals series. The prints have an image size of 38″ x 38″ on a paper sized 42″ x 42″. The edition is comprised of 3 prints plus an Artist Proof print and the 1st print in the edition has already sold. For purchase information on this new edition, please contact one of Isa’s galleries.

2014 Highlights

Ethics of Captivity Book
“Abe, Alpine Goat, Age 21″ was included in Lori Gruen‘s book, Ethics of Captivity that was published by Oxford University Press last year. Order your copy from the Oxford University Press site or from Amazon.

Wesleyan University
Isa participated in a two person show with Frank Noelker that was curated by Lori Gruen at Wesleyan University entitled, “Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight”. “Part of Isa Leshko’s motivation is to look aging and mortality straight on, to address her own fear of aging, but also to reveal something rather unusual—an aging farm animal,” said Lori Gruen during her gallery talk. “Farm animals are killed long before the end of what would be their natural life spans, so seeing them as elderly individuals challenges conceptions of who they are….These images highlight for me how we too often, perhaps inadvertently, undermine the dignity of other animals by failing to see them for who they are, beings who are worthy of respect.”

Haverford College Exhibit
Isa’s work was on exhibit in a group show at Haverford College entitled, “The Female Gaze: A Survey of Photographs by Women from the 19th to the 21st Centuries”. The show, curated by William Williams, is a survey of photographs from the 19th century through to the present day created by female photographers. It includes work by Bernice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Imogene Cunningham, Nan Goldin, Dorothea Lange, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, Lisette Model, Cindy Sherman, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Recent Acquisitions
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has acquired a print of “Valentino, Holstein Cow, Age 19″ and Haverford College has acquired a print of “Pearl, Broad Breasted White Turkey, Age 7″. Each of these prints are new images from Isa’s Elderly Animals series that have not yet been released online. For purchase information on these new prints, please contact one of Isa’s galleries.