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Cathy Cheney at the Portland Art Museum
October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cathy Cheney, The Art of Photojournalism
Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s
Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, Noon – 1pm
Portland Art Museum
The Miller Gallery, Mark Building
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503 226 2811
Cost: Free to the public (people are welcome to bring their lunch)
I will be talking about developing the eye, capturing the moment, and freezing time: my 41 years as a photojournalist in Portland
Cathy Cheney is an award-winning photographer best known for her work in photojournalism and portraits of people. Born in Connecticut, she came west to attend Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, where she earned her B.P.A. in 1978.
Cheney came to Oregon in 1979 for her first job in Photojournalism. From 1979-1985 she was the photo editor at Willamette Week Newspaper where she gained local and national recognition for her work.
She is currently the staff photographer for the Portland Business Journal, where she faces the daily challenge of finding something unusual in the ordinary.
Her work has appeared in many publications such as Spin Magazine, Pacific Northwest magazine, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, Registered Representative, Childs publications and Sierra.
As member of National Press Photographers association, she has been involved in many organizations and galleries over the years. This year Mill Pond Gallery in New York showcased her images of migrants.
Project Day shoot July 15th,1983 was a collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society and Oregon photographers. She was one of the book editors, regional director, as well as photojournalist for the project.
Her work has appeared in many galleries over the years. Homeless in America Project in 1986, Camera Works Gallery 1989, Visual Chronicles of Portland 1990, Project Dayshoot 2013, Lunaria Gallery Guest Artist 2015, and Lake Oswego Arts Council 2018, Mill Pond Gallery 2019.
Cheney is currently on the board of the Portland Art Museum Photo Council.