Photography Biography

Lora Brody is best known for her images of Red Sox fans as well as a series of photographs that document the final decade of an iconic snack shop at Provincetown’s Herring Cove Beach. Her work extends to non-digital techniques such as cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, albumen and salt prints. These images are captured using traditional film, as well as Polaroid, Holga and handmade pinhole cameras. Images from these portfolios have been recognized in juried shows and competitions such as the Copley Society Juried Show and PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, and hang in private collections. They have been in solo and group shows at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Images from the Fenway portfolio have been exhibited at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Harvard University, The Griffin Museum of Photography, and a public installation created by The Magenta Foundation on the Boston Harbor Walk. Several of the Fenway images have been acquired by the Boston Red Sox and hang in the team’s corporate offices as well as in the private collections of its executives.

She received a Gold Medal award in the 2014 San Francisco International Photography Exhibit, juried by Paula Tognarelli.

Brody’s photographs have been published on the cover and in feature articles in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and The Cape Cod Times. Her food photography has been featured in Horticulture Magazine, Cape Cod Magazine and Cooking Light. Her travel blog, lorabrody.com/the-big-trip, documents in words and images extended journeys in South East Asia, India and Sri Lanka. She is the author of twenty books relating to food and cooking, including three books of essays and recipes.

She has recently completed a residency at The Goa Center For Alternative Processing in Goa, India. In addition, she is a Visiting Research Associate in the Scholar’s Program of the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University where she is working on a project about aging as documented in both image and text.

Brody is represented by Writers House in New York City, and by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA.

Solo and Featured Exhibitions

2014: San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, Paula Tongnarelli, Juror, Gold Medal Award
2012: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Grandstand to Gallery: Museum of fine Arts and Fenway Park Photo Project
2012: Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA.  Harbor Walk Outdoor Installation
2011: FP3 Gallery, Boston, MA.
2008: Tasmin R. Kaplan & Associates, Belmont, MA.
2007: Wainwright Bank, Cambridge, MA.
2007: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
2006: Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Group Exhibitions

2015: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Atelier 21 (upcoming)
2014: Art Market Provincetown, Provincetown, MA
2014: Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA: Somerville Toy Camera Festival
2014: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Atelier 20
2014: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Atelier 19
2012: South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA: Women 360’
2012: Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
2012: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA.  18th Annual Juried Show.
2012:  Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Concord, MA. Barbara Hitchcock, Juror
2011: Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA.  Joel Meyerowitz, Juror
2010: Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2008: Cambridge (MA) Art Association.  Juried show: “RED”
2007: Cambridge (MA) Art Association.  National Prize Show
2006: Cambridge (MA) Art Association.  Juried Show: “BLUE.” Juror: Carole Anne Meehan, Institute of Contemporary Art, Vita Brevis Project Director. Juror’s Choice  Award
2006: Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA.  Juried show: “Size Matters”
2006: Provincetown (MA) Art Association and Museum. Juried Exhibition
2006: South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA.  Juried show: “Photography Now!”
2006: Cambridge (MA) Art Association.  National Prize Show. Juror: Cheryl Brutvan, Beal Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2006: Mamaroneck (NY) Artists’ Guild.  Open Juried Small Work Exhibition
2005: Cambridge (MA) Art Association.  Juried show: “RED”
2005: Rice Polak Gallery, Boston, MA. “Batter Up!”

Collections:

Boston Red Sox Corporate Office
Devon Restaurant
Lobster Pot Restaurant
Private Collections

Honors and Awards:

2014: Residency at Goa-Cap: Goa Center For Alternative Photography, Goa, India.
2012: Grandstand to Gallery: Museum of fine Arts and Fenway Park Photo Project, Juried by Malcolm Rogers Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Director and Richard Bresciani, Archivist, historian Fenway Park.
2011: PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris. Official Selection
2010: Boston University Center for Digital Imagining Arts, 1st Prize selection by National Geographic photographer Cary Wolinsky and Robert Caputo for November 2010 PixBoomBlog.

Bibliography:

2010: Provincetown Arts Magazine: Subject of feature article
2010: Provincetown Banner: Subject of Feature Article

Publications:

Lorabrody/The Big Trip: on line travel blog
Mary Sister’s Children: Hyderabad Children’s Aid Society Portraits
Fenway Fanatics by Greg Pearson, Surry Cottage Books, 2013. Cover photo.
Herring Cove
Boston Globe Magazine
Cape Cod Magazine: text and photos
Horticulture Magazine: text and photos
Cooking Light Magazine: text and photos
Cape Cod Times: text and photos
Brightness Falls, by Ellen Steinbaum: cover art

Education:

B.A. New York University.  Studied with Constantine Manos, Amy Arbus, Alex Webb, Karin Rosenthal and Marion Roth.  On going: Massachusetts College Of Art, Provincetown Fine Arts Workshop.

Related Experience:

Official photographer, Red Sox Fantasy Camp, 2009
Contributing editor to Cape Cod Magazine and Horticulture Magazine
Cookbook author, culinary educator and consultant to the food industry

Professional Affiliations:

Griffin Museum of Photography, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

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