Wednesday, May 19, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: "Shooting Beauty" at PHOTOSTOP in White River Junction

Photographs from the “Picture This” photography project and featured in the documentary film Shooting Beauty will be on display in the PHOTOSTOP Gallery from June 4 through June 26. The opening reception will be held on June 4 from 5:30-8 pm. The photographs will be on exhibit in conjunction with the screening of Shooting Beauty during the White River Independent Film Festival (WRIF) on June 4 at 4 pm as the kick-off event of the Festival. Filmmaker George Kachadorian, originally from Woodstock, VT, will give a gallery talk at 5:30 pm on the making of the film and the photographs at PHOTOSTOP immediately following the screening at Northern Stage.

The “Picture This” project is an award-winning photography workshop directed by photographer Courtney Bent (also married to George Kachadorian) for individuals with cerebral palsy. Bent retrofitted cameras so that residents of the United Cerebral Palsy program could document their lives and tell their own stories.

PHOTOSTOP, a community partner of the WRIF Festival, will be hosting a panel discussion on June 6 at noon on the healing powers of the creative process with filmmakers Nora Jacobsen, George Kachadorian, Marj Berthold, poet Laura Ziegler, and other panelists. Admission is free.

For more information and schedule details, the WRIF website is:
The Shooting Beauty website is:

PHOTOSTOP Gallery is located in Suite 150 of the Tip Top Media Arts Building, 85 North Main Street, White River Jct.,VT 05001. Gallery hours are Weds. through Saturday from 2-7:30 pm during exhibitions. On First Fridays and opening nights, the Gallery will be open until 8 pm. Other hours are available by appointment. For additional information, call 802.698.0320. PHOTOSTOP’s website is

As a person living with a disability, I must compromise both my control and modesty at certain times in order to live independently. When I take a picture, my camera in some ways forces people to sacrifice their modesty and control in the same manner that I do on a daily basis.
-- photographer Tony Knight

"Suspicious" by photographer Tony Knight (quoted above)
Photograph of photographer Chris Kim by Courtney Bent