Beth Trabue Gorham, Blueberry
Bill Franson, Appleton 13
Price Harrison, Gold
James DeMain, A Shared Solitude
About the Artists
Beth Trabue Gorham is an Associate Professor in the Visual Communications program at Nashville State Community College (NSCC). A Native Nashvillian, she holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Photography from East Tennessee State University. Before teaching she worked as an assistant for Sally Mann and later Jack Spencer. She joined the NSCC faculty in 2001 teaching analog and digital photography. Twenty years later she still embraces the challenge of changing the way students see and helping them to make compelling photographs of the world around them. In her personal work she aims to share with the viewer her own joy of seeing, using light to inform and to elicit the mystery, wonder and curious nature of childhood.
Bill Franson is a New England-based documentary/fine art photographer, educator, and lecturer. Working primarily with traditional and alternative light-sensitive materials in all formats, his portfolios exhibit a wide range of interests, both in subject matter and materials. He has exhibited extensively from coast to coast and is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston. Recent portfolios include “Mason Dixon: American Fictions” and “Landscape in Blue,” exhibited at St. George’s.
Bill studied documentary photography at the Art Institute of Boston and holds a BA in philosophy from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. He taught for fourteen years at the New England School of Photography (Boston, MA) ten at Gordon College (Wenham, MA) including a 2019 semester in Orvieto Italy, and teaches various workshops, from Street Photography to the American Landscape, at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA). His work is held in both institutional and private collections.
Price Harrison earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Fine Arts at Vanderbilt University in 1984. He studied architecture at Yale University where he earned a master’s degree. In 1987 he began an architectural apprenticeship in New York with the late Paul Rudolph. After studying with Mr. Rudolph, Harrison went on to work with Richard Meier & Partners and I.M. Pei.
In 1998 Harrison returned to Nashville where he founded his firm Price Harrison Architect and Associates PLLC. The firm specializes in residential and commercial buildings, product design, branding, and graphic design. The firm has received numerous AIA awards and has been published extensively in the US and Europe.
From 1987-98 Harrison lived in New York, NY where he began to focus on black and white film photography, particularly the burgeoning east coast garage rock scene that emerged in the 1990s. Since moving back to Nashville, Harrison has concentrated on digital images that explore the relationship of people with the built environment. Harrison’s formal emphasis is primarily color, composition, and unexpected light.
James DeMain came to Nashville by way of New Jersey and Ohio and has spent the past 33 years working as an audio engineer. However, he's always had an interest in the visual arts—photography in particular. In 2007, he obtained his first professional camera and began to learn photography, with inspiration from the great mid-century black-and-white Magnum photographers. He has completed several long-term photography projects, including an extensive photo essay on the Tennessee State Fair, which spanned an entire decade; a study of Nashville’s Lower Broadway culture; meditations on Florida’s Gulf Coast; and two portraiture series: the clowns of the Al Menah Shrine Temple in Nashville, and the children and staff of the Dubasari Correctional School, an orphanage in Moldova.