Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

If You Go to Boston, Again

June 30, 2019

Once again I must thank Stephen Tomasko for sending me information about a photography show curated by Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. (Thanks to Stephen, I answered the Griffin’s earlier call for entry to Abstraction Attraction. See my December 10, 2019 post.) Now my photograph “The Magic of Leptothrix discophora” has been accepted into the exhibition In Your Mother Tongue: A Word and Image Dialogue. If you were reading this blog back in August 2014, you may remember reading the poem that accompanies my photograph in this show. Like the photographs for Abstraction Attraction, all 45 entries are displayed in the Passageway of the Lafayette City Center in Boston. (The Passageway links Macy’s with the Hyatt Regency Hotel.) In Your Mother Tongue is up now through September 14, 2019.

29 responses

  1. Congratulations. It is a beautiful image, inviting long contemplation.


    June 30, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    • Thank you, Michael. I checked and was surprised to see that I had never posted this photograph on the blog.

      Liked by 1 person

      June 30, 2019 at 9:17 PM

  2. Anne Helm

    Way to go, Linda! You told me about this, but how nice to see the picture with this posting. And to think it is Schoepfle Garden, the local place where you have spent hours walking. I’m sorry I do not have plans to get to Boston. Cheers, Anne


    June 30, 2019 at 9:35 PM

    • Thank you, Anne. It is fun to think of my little passion at the Vermilion River in Ohio being shown in all the way in Massachusetts.


      June 30, 2019 at 9:39 PM

  3. Congratulations on having your photo in the exhibit. It’s a wonderful image, Linda. Hard to believe it never got posted but it certainly is worth the wait.


    June 30, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    • Thank you, Ken. I think the reason it was never posted is that I had too many other photos that I wanted to show around then, ones that made a good series. It was fun to discover a good Leptothrix discophora photograph to send the Griffin that I hadn’t already gotten too used to.


      July 1, 2019 at 8:11 PM

  4. Well deserved recognition. Congratulations. It’s beautiful. Happy it’s being shown in my old home town, but too far from the opposite coast where I live now. Sigh.


    June 30, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    • Thank you, Gunta. That’s the dilemma, isn’t it. It’s fun to show out of town or out of state, but difficult or impossible then to see the exhibition or attend the reception.


      July 1, 2019 at 8:17 PM

  5. You sound happy. I see there was no restriction on theme, so I’m wondering if how many of the other photographs in this exhibit were abstractions.


    June 30, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    • Yes, I am happy. For Abstraction Attraction the Griffin website posted all the photos and created a book. I knew they were not going to make a book for In Your Mother Tongue, but I was hoping to see all the entries on the website. The site does list all the entrants by name and you could Google them all and look at their work online to see how they usually work. 😉


      July 1, 2019 at 8:26 PM

  6. It’s absolutely beautiful, Linda. Congratulations!!!!


    July 1, 2019 at 12:58 AM

    • Thank you, Hannah. I feel lucky/honored/grateful that my photograph was included in this show.

      Liked by 1 person

      July 1, 2019 at 8:27 PM

  7. Sue

    Congratulations! Love this image


    July 1, 2019 at 7:16 AM

  8. Congratulations again! The word and image dialogue aspect is nice – I wonder what the whole show looks like? You should try to go! I’m glad the show prompted you to post this photo, because it’s really beautiful. It’s like a whole galaxy of silvery colors.


    July 1, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    • Thanks, Lynn. We’ll be on the Cape during the show’s run, but I kinda doubt we’ll go into Boston to see it. Would really love to be there for the closing reception, but . . . .

      The show not only prompted me to post this photo, but it also sent me to my Lightroom Library to look for something appropriate. It was extra fun to see that I’d never posted this photo before. I think it has the look of a galaxy, too. So does my son, who has suggested that I put together a piece for publication that shows some of my photos of Leptothrix discophora films alongside photos taken through the Hubble telescope. Nice idea but lots of work.

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      July 1, 2019 at 8:43 PM

      • Just that he had that thought is pretty nice though! 🙂


        July 10, 2019 at 9:55 PM

        • It sure is. Good son. I keep encouraging him to take photography more seriously, but he seems to be stalled in snapshots.


          July 11, 2019 at 10:24 AM

  9. Congratulations, Linda! Your image and your friends’s poem seem a perfect fit to the title of the exhibit.


    July 2, 2019 at 10:59 PM

    • Thank you, Mic. When I learned about this show, I knew I had an suitable entry even though I didn’t know if it would make the cut.

      Liked by 1 person

      July 3, 2019 at 9:16 AM

  10. George Rogers

    most utterly EXCELLENT!


    July 3, 2019 at 10:31 PM

  11. Thanks, George. This film covered a bit more area than most Winogradsky columns. It was about a foot and a half in diameter.


    July 4, 2019 at 5:14 PM

  12. Congratulations! This photos is quite mesmerising… I really like it.


    November 12, 2019 at 10:24 AM

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