The next Portland Photo Month is April 2017. See below for a sampling of the exhibitions that happened in 2016.

Holly Andres: The Fallen Fawn

Location: Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
Address: 134 NW 8th Avenue, Portland
Exhibition Dates: March 30 – May 28, 2016
Opening Reception:
First Thursday, April 7th, 5pm-8pm
Open Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm

The Fallen Fawn is Andres’ most recent melodrama inspired by formative childhood memories. In this series of nineteen cinematic photographs, Andres reveals a story that lies somewhere between fiction and her sister’s retold memories. Learn more.

Heather Evans: Seen Not Heard

Location: Camerawork Gallery
Address: 2255 NW Northrup Street
Exhibition Dates: April 23 – May 20, 2016
Open Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm (9am – 5pm Saturday, Closed Sunday)

“Seen Not Heard” takes its title from the Old English adage “To be seen and not heard”, a term often thrown about in reference to the desired behavior of children. Evans Smith’s images are silent, but they create a voluble visual narrative on the relationship between parent and child. They explore the cycles that are passed down through generations and the tension between keeping to what is known and forgoing a newer, and perhaps stronger, path.  As strong as the close, forever bond between mother and daughter is, there also exists a distance inherent between two different individuals.  Learn more.

Inner Light Photographic Society 30th Anniversary Show

Location: North Bank Artists Gallery
Address: 1005 Main St., Vancouver, WA
Exhibition Dates: April 1st – 30th
Opening Reception: April 1st 5-9pm
Artists’ Talk: April 16th 4-6pm
Open Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11:30am-4:30pm

Founded in 1986, The Inner Light Photographic Society is a diverse group of creative image makers in the Portland-Vancouver area. 27 photographers will be represented with a wide variety of styles. Learn more.

From Street to Salon

Location: Alberta Street Gallery
Address: 2724 NE Alberta St.
Exhibition Dates: April 28th – May 21st
Opening Reception: April 28th, 6-9pm
Open Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm-7pm; Sunday, 12pm-6pm

Digitally interpreted photos of tattered posters, stickers, and graffiti found on NE Alberta St. in Portland; also local landmarks and Last Thursday activities. Learn more.

Peter B. Leighton: Man Lives Through Plutonium Blast

Location: Blue Sky Gallery
Address: 122 NW 8th Ave.
Exhibition Dates: April 7th – May 1st
Opening Reception: April 7th, 6-9pm

Open Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-5pm

Leighton’s “Man Lives Through Plutonium Blast” is a collection of imaginary vernacular snapshots digitally composed to present an alternate tragicomic record of America’s atomic age. Learn more.

Amanda Harman: Garden Stories, Hidden Labours

Location: Blue Sky Gallery
Address: 122 NW 8th Ave.
Exhibition Dates: April 7th – May 1st
Opening Reception: April 7th, 6-9pm

Open Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-5pm

Harman’s series of unintended or ‘accidental’ still lifes, made around the gardens and outbuildings of an English country house, seeks to make visible the unseen and often unsung work of gardeners. Learn more.

Now I Am Myself

Location: Wolff Gallery
Address: 618 NW Glisan St., Suite R1
Exhibition Dates: April 7th – May 1st
Opening Reception: April 7th, 6-9pm

Open Hours: First Thursday, 6-10pm, Saturday-Sunday, 1-5pm

Join Wolff Gallery in celebrating their new permanent exhibition space! The inaugural show features work by photographers Audra Osborne, Briana Cerezo, Calethia DeConto, Jamila Clarke, and Lauren Crow. Learn more.

Teresa Christiansen: Indifferent Horizons

Location: Melanie Flood Projects
Address: 420 SW Washington St. #301
Exhibition Dates: April 1st – May 15th
Opening Reception: April 1st 6-9pm

Open Hours: Saturdays, 12-5pm

Indifferent Horizons, a solo exhibition of new work by Teresa Christiansen exploring the perception of space in photographic depiction. Learn more

Jay Muhlin: Guilty Pleasures

Location: Duplex Gallery
Address: 219 NW Couch St.
Exhibition Dates: April 7th – 29th
Opening Reception: April 7th 6-9pm

Open Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm
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Portland Grid Project

Location: 12×16 Gallery
Address: 8235 SE 13th Ave. #5
Exhibition Dates: March 31st – May 1st
Opening Reception: April 3rd, 2-4pm

Open Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12-5pm

Artists include: Scott Binkley, Pat Bognar, Nancy Butler, Daniel Castle, Carol Glauber, George Kelly, Nathan Lucas, Alberta Mayo, Missy Prince, Steve Rockoff, Faulkner Short, and Jeffrey Thorns. Learn more

Prison Obscura

Location: Newspace Center for Photography
Address: 1632 SE 10th Ave.
Exhibition Dates: April 1st – May 28th
Opening Reception: April 1st 6-8pm

Open Hours: Monday – Sunday 10am-9:30pm

Prison Obscura is a group exhibition curated by Pete Brook. The exhibition sheds light on the prison-industrial complex by showcasing rarely seen surveillance, evidentiary, and prisoner-made photographs. Learn more

Ann Mansolino

Symbolic Autobiography

Location: Sage Gallery
Address: 625 NW Everett St #106
Exhibition Dates: April 7th – 29th
Opening Reception: 
April 7, 6-9 pm
Open Hours: Thursday & Friday 12-5 pm and by appointment

This exhibition features the work of Ann Mansolino, whose constructed portraits and self-portraits explore the relationship between the internal self and external ideas of identity, memory, and place. Learn more

"Sun," Samantha Yiva Beasley

PDX 25 Exhibition

Location: LightBox Photographic Gallery
Address: 1045 Marine Drive, Astoria
Exhibition Dates: April 9th – May 10th
Open Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5:30pm

Now in its 5th year, this exhibit celebrates the Portland photographic community. This year, Tricia Hoffman, Executive Director of Newspace Center for Photography, will serve as juror.
Learn more.

Mallory Morrison

Mallory Morrison

Location: Camerawork Gallery
Address: 2255 NW Northrup Street, Portland
Exhibition Dates: March 26th – April 22nd
Open Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Saturday 9am-5pm

In her FOG series, Los Angeles, California photographer Mallory Morrison captures feelings of uncertainty, desperation, and ultimate release through a journey to the water’s surface. Learn more

Ruth Gruber, Photojournalist

Location: Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education
Address: 1953 NW Kearney Street, Portland
Exhibition Dates: March 13th – June 13th
Open Hours: Tu-Thur 10:30-4pm; Fri 10:30-3pm; Sat & Sun 12pm-4pm

This exhibition showcases 50 years of photography by trailblazer, social activist, and photojournalist Ruth Gruber. The exhibition is organized by the International Center of Photography.
Learn more