Beginning January 12, Partners Gallery is proud to present the work of six alumni of Mendocino High School photography teacher Bill Brazill, all of whom have become serious photographers in their own right.
With positive encouragement and constant support, Bill held his students to a very high standard of craft and patience while drawing them into an appreciation of their Mendocino community and its history.
Lucille Lawrence weaves theatrics into the visual image and celebrates the magic of simple amplified moments in her portraits. Rhianna Gallagher’s cyanotypes celebrate Mendocino, the unruly west coast of California and the aquatic realm of the heart. Photographer and documentary cinematographer Willow O’Feral shares several of her dramatic annual family portraits. As part of his project documenting the unique and historic homes in the village of Mendocino Nik Zvolensky creates honest, minimalistic and nostalgic imagery. Justin Lewis shares photos from a series of portraits he made of his mother in their favorite Mendocino places, and as part of a book project called “Communal Child” Gabriel Berent explores his experience growing up in an Albion commune.
There is a Second Saturday Meet the Artists on January 14th from 5-7pm. Partners Gallery is located at 45062 Ukiah Street in Mendocino. The winter hours are Thursday through Monday from 11am to 4:30pm.
The images below are just a selection of the items in the exhibit. Click to view them in a slide show. Be sure and see our From the Studio page for more about Bill Brazill.