Synecdoche Studio Photographs of Kim Kauffman
Current Solo Exhibitions:
Mackerel Sky Gallery representing the Photographs of Kim Kauffman

“Investigations: Collections from Nature” opened at Mackerel Sky Gallery in East Lansing, MI on October 3 and continues through November 29. This show, my eleventh at Mackerel Sky, introduces my most recent series of photo-collages. Owners Tom and Linda Dufelmeier have been tremendously supportive of my work for many years.

211 M.AC. Avenue • East Lansing • Michigan • 48823               P   517-351-2211

Investigations:Luna by Kim Kauffman
Galerie BMG exhibtion of Kim Kauffman's Florilegium Photographs

“Florilegium” opened at Galerie BMG in Woodstock, NY on October 22 and runs through November 29. I met Bernard and Judi Gerson at Photolucida in 2009 and am delighted to show work in their gallery.

12 Tannery Brook Road • Woodstock • NY 12498                Tel/Fax 845-679-0027

Flamenco photograph from Florilegium series by Kim Kauffman
Studio 391 exhibition featuring Collaboration photographs by Kim Kauffman

“Collaborations” opens November 26 at Studio 391 in Gualala, CA and runs through December 31. This is my second show with Studio 391. It is a pleasure to have Carol Kozal continue to exhibit my photographs.

39102 Ocean Drive • Gualala • California • 95445                      P   707.884.9065

Mandala photograph by Kim Kauffman
Print program and publication news:
Center for Photographic Art (CPA) features Kauffman Print

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA invited me to join their Fine Print Program for the July, 2010 - June 2011 season. They were particularly interested in my Illumitones series so I created a new image specifically for this program.

San Carlos Street at 9th Avenue, Carmel, CA, 93921           P 831.625.5181

Transposition a photograph from Kim Kauffman's Illumitone Seried
Fugue featured in the upcoming book "Why Photographs Work"

“Fugue” from Illumitones will be included in George Barr’s upcoming book Why Photographs Work. Barr has chosen single images that speak to him from 52 photographers. He has written an essay on each photograph explaining why the images work aesthetically and emotionally. The photographers contribute essays on the particular motivations and challenges of the chosen image. Published by Rocky Nook , Inc., the book should be available by the end of the year.

Fugue a photograph from Kim Kauffman's Illumitone Seried
Other Events:
Houston's Fotofest

2010 has been a busy and productive year. It started with a trip to Fotofest in Houston, TX where I met with gallery owners, museum curators, publishers and fellow photographers. It was simultaneously an exhausting and uplifting experience.

Houston Fotofest
Dennos Museum Exhibition featured photographs of Kim Kauffman in April -May 2010

I returned home to a solo exhibition at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City, MI that featured 43 pieces from my Florilegium, Collaborations and Illumitones portfolios. While there I gave a public talk about my work, an educational talk to the museum docents and visited a photography class.

Kim Kauffman Exhibition at the Dennos
Bite Magazine Features Kim Kauffman on May 14, 2010

May 14 was my day to have Florilegium featured for 24 hours on the online publication Bite! Magazine. Photography professor and curator Howard Bossen wrote the introduction.

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'Round Midnight photograph by Kim Kauffman
Kalamazoo Institute of Art workshop by Kim Kauffman

Summer began with teaching a weekend workshop at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts demonstrating my scanning and photo-collage techniques. I was delighted to find that the participants all arrived with well developed visions of their work and wanted to explore new techniques.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Workshop Partcipants
Halsted Gallery representing the photographs of Kim Kaffman

Tom and Wendy Halsted featured my photographs at the Cleveland Fine Print Fair in September. Dr. Jane Glaubinger, Curator of Prints, The Cleveland Museum of Art, chose my photograph “Investigation: Goldfinch” as curator’s choice for the Halsted Gallery.

PO Box 7766 • Bloomfield Hills • Michigan • 48302               P   248-894-0353

Goldfinch from the Investigation series by Kim Kauffman
My Favorite Photo Books of 2010:

Dorthea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, by Linda Gordon, 2009

This biography by historian Linda Gordon transfixed me as it filled in the details in my understanding about Lange, the other WPA photographers and the times that produced such an unprecedented project. Learning more about Lange, Evans, et al. seemed like news about old friends as I grew up, photographically, with these names in my head.

Gordon’s weaving of the stories of the photographers and their projects, Lange’s personal and professional sides and a flavor of the political and social climate of the times make for a book that reveals a complicated person who produced amazing work in difficult times.

Dorthea Lange Biography

The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, by Lyle Rexer, 2009

A friend/photography instructor suggested I take a look at this book after seeing my Illumitones series. I checked it out of the library, read it and decided I must have my own copy. In a time when abstract, non-representational, non-object oriented photographs seem to be unpopular to many, it is wonderful to find a book dedicated to this genre. At once a learned history and a gorgeous catalog of images, it makes clear that abstract photographs and cameraless images have always been an active part of the practice of photography – not in the mainstream but always present. How wonderful to feel that there is an esteemed group that I am part of! This book, deserving of a re-read, has helped me understand my history and anticipate my future.

Edge of Vision Abstract Photography