Skip to main content

Parrish Dobson

Fine Art Color and
Black and White Photography

About Parrish Dobson

Dobsonhead shotjpg

Parrish Dobson has been photographing for over thirty-five years. She works unobtrusively, holding great respect for the mysteries of light, moment, and place. Her background in literature as well as art infuses her photographs with layered meanings. Both her color and black and white work have been widely exhibited and collected throughout the United States. She has a studio in Somerville Massachusetts. Each portfolio included on this website as its own project statement.

updated: 2 months ago

Grants & Guest Teaching

  • 2022 : Star Island Arts Workshop, guest teacher of photography
  • 2018 : Guest Artist at The American School of Switzerland, London campus
  • 2017 : The Photography Master Retreat, Southern France, with Martine Fougeron, Lyle Rexar and Elizabeth Biondi
  • 2010 : Star Island Arts Workshop, guest teacher of photography
  • 2003-2010 : Arts Associate to the St. Botolph Club, Boston MA (honorary membership)
  • 2010 : Belmont Citizens Forum grant to photograph the Alewife Reservation and Silver Maple Forest
  • 2005 : Summer Travel Grant to Italy, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge MA
  • 1998 : Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant
  • 1993 : Summer Travel Grant for photographic work in Costa Rican rain forest, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA
  • 1983 : Kenan Grant, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA for work in photography
  • 1978 : The Elden Murray Contest, judged by Ralph Steiner, first and third prizes

updated: 10 months ago

Publications

  • "Poetry of the Ordinary", cover and Juror's Award, Vermont PhotoPlace, 2021
  • "Portals", Vermont Photo Place
  • "Time" Kiernan Gallery
  • "Poetic Objects" Amanda Smith Gallery
  • Wild Apples, Fall 2010
  • International Herald Tribune
  • Views: New England Journal of Photography
  • Northwest Orient Magazine
  • Salamander: Magazine for poetry, fiction, & memoirs, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1995, Fall 1994, Spring 1993, Fall 1992
  • Vermont Life Magazine

updated: 9 months ago

Leadership and Advisory Boards

  • 1996-Present : New England Women in Photography, Steering Committee
  • 2000-2011 : North Haven, ME Art and Enrichment Foundation, board member
  • 1997-2001 : Education Committee of the Board of Trustees, Faculty Representative, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
  • 1998-2000 : Kendall Center for the Arts, Belmont, MA, Board member
  • 1996-2009 : MFA Collaboration Committee, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Guest Teaching and Visiting Artist

  • 2014 : Star Island, NH, Arts Week, Workshop on Photography
  • 2011 : Les Tapies, School of Art and Architecture, France. Guest Artist and Photo Instructor
  • 2010 : Star Island, NH, Arts Week, Workshop on Photography

updated: 10 months ago

Photographic Education

  • 2012 : Photographing Art Work, BU Center for Digital Imaging
  • 2010 : Digital Color Management and Printing, SMFA
  • 2007 : Advanced Photoshop CS-3 for Photographers, Sante Fe Workshops
  • 2005 : Digital Workflow and CS-2, with Ted Dillard, NESOP, Boston MA
  • 1999 : Workshop with Keith Carter, New England School of Photography, Boston
  • 1999 : Creative Toning Workshop with Jonathan Bailey
  • 1998 : Creative Imaging I & II, New England School of Photography, Boston
  • 1996 : Digital Visions with John P. Caponigro, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • 1987 : The Master Print Workshop with George Tice
  • 1987 : Tutorial with Paul Caponigro, Maine Photographic Workshops
  • 1983 : Color printing with Tom Petit, New England School of Photography, Boston
  • 1982 : Advanced Black and White, Maine Photographic Workshops

updated: 10 months ago