CV/Resume

NEELEY MAIN
Photographic Artist
neeley@neeleymain.com

EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

October 6 – January 6 – You Look Familiar (Group Show) – San Francisco City Hall, Ground Floor, 1 Dr. Carloton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception: Thursday, Oct. 6 5:30 – 7:30pm. San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and Photo Alliance http://www.sfartscommission.org/gallery/2011/you-look-familiar/

August 12 – Art Party (Group Show) – San Antonio, TX

March 11 – May 7 – Spring Show (Group Show) – PhotoCentral, Hayward, CA http://photocentral.org/Spring2011/

November 1 – December 6: Cuba: from Inside and Out (Group Show), KCI Gallery, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Opening reception: Thursday, Nov. 4, 5-7 pm.

September 3: Postcards from California/Postales de California, Galerias Del Santo Angel, Havana, Cuba

May & June – NOW through September (Held over!): Chinatown by the Bay selected images gallery show (Solo Show) Cafe Piazza, Palo Alto Square, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

August 5: Photographic Book Release Party for publication of Chinatown by the Bay Modernbook Gallery, 494 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA. 5-7:30 pm

June 1 – August 31: A Revival of 19th Century Photography (Group Show including works by Brian Taylor and Vaughn Hutchins)
Photo Central, Hayward, CA. Opening reception, June 12, 5-8pm

May & June: Bay Area photographers exhibit at Foothill College, Foothill College Library Exhibition Space

May 25 – June 25: 4th Annual Mike Ivanitsky Award for Photographic Excellence (Group Show)
Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA

May 15 and 16: Silicon Valley Open Studios at Foothill College (Group Show) Foothill College Fine Art Department

Winter 2010: Experimental Photography (Group Show) – Foothill College Photography Department

Winter 2009: First Impressions of a Documentary Photographer Photographic Installation Collaborative Project at the Society for Photographic
Education West Regional Conference on “Document & Identity”, Oakhurst, California, USA

Spring 2009: Studio Lighting Exhibition (Group Show) – Foothill College Photography Department

Spring 2009: Foothill Fine Art Department Open Studios Show (Group Show) – Foothill College

Fall 2008: Contemplations (Group Show) – Foothill College Library Exhibition Space

AWARDS and HONORS

Certificate of National Merit, League of Innovation in the Community College for the Photograph “Street Sled” (awarded June, 2011)

Award of Excellence Photo Central Spring Show 2011 for photograph titled “Street Sled” awarded by representatives of Modernbook Gallery in San Francisco

Chinatown by the Bay selected by the staff at Blurb.com as staff book of the week – July 2010

Award of Excellence in the 4th Annual Mike Ivanitsky Award for Photographic Excellence Competition (awarded Spring, 2010)

Award of Excellence in Photography given by the faculty of the Fine Arts & Communication Division of Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA (awarded Spring, 2010)

PHOTO PUBLICATION
The Loop Magazine, inaugural issue, spring/summer 2009. Foothill College.
annual reports, Shorenstein APARC 2006, 2007, and 2008. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Encina Columns, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, various issues. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

PHOTOGRAPHS IN SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES
“Street Photography” – June 3, 2011, 1 pm, Friday Foto Fantics, Campbell Library, Campbell, CA
“Street Photography” – May 23, 2011, 7:30 pm, Sunnyvale Photographic Club, Heritage Center, Sunnyvale, CA
Past:
“Creating a Photographic Book” – September 6, 2010, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

SKILLS

Technical:
-Cameras: digital and traditional. Typically use Canon products, but am quick to learn; have also used Hasselblad, Rolleiflex, Mamiya, and Toya 4×5
-Studio lighting equipment: Profoto Acute 2 series and Profoto monolights and various Profoto accessories and gobos, also Norman monolights
-Dark room printing – black and white only
-Digital printing, with extensive experience with color management
-Photoshop – CS4 and CS5 and Lightroom3 for photo editing, retouching, color balance, corrections, as well as, library management.
-Microsoft Office Suite
-Comfortable working in both Mac and PC platforms

Professional and Creative:
– Photographic sequencing for various uses such as: one-page to multi-page spreads in promotional materials, websites, posters, and brochures; multi-image collections for professional and artistic portfolios, gallery shows and photographic books; visual story telling for documentary and photojournalistic projects.
– Creative concept development for a variety of creative and professional projects: such as over-all website design with an eye for focusing on the graphical user interface and user functionality; newsletters, promotional materials, publication cover designs, event programs, advertising materials, photography exhibits, etc.
– Managing complex events and/or shooting schedules in a dead-line driven environment.
– Strong written and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to write and edit second-party writing to target a desired audience. I am comfortable speaking in public and working closely with important clients and in diverse group settings.

EDUCATION

-AA, photography with High Honors, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California – (June, 2010)
-MA, international affairs, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (April 2000)
-Successful completion of the International Law Summer Course The European System of Human Rights Protection, Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany (1999)
-BA, history, minor, film studies and political science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (December 1996)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance Photographer. Clients include Midpeninsula Community Media Center, Global Community, Sephora and KathyLo Rocks Jewelry (January 2010 – current)

Instructor, PhotoCentral, Hayward Area Recreation District, Hayward, CA (March 2011 – current)

Assistant to Photographer and Artist, Kate Jordahl (July 2010 – current)

Lab Tech and Dark Room Assistant, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA (April – June 2010)
Studio Lighting and Dark Room Assistant, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA (January – March 2010)
Foothill College Winter course on studio lighting techniques

Senior Program and Outreach Coordinator/Development Associate (May 2001 to Sept 2008)
Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Assist Instructor Keith Lee, Foothill College, with teaching the studio lighting course, including running one open-lab session per week for studio lighting course students to practice their skills. Winter, Spring & Fall quarters 2010 and Winter 2011.

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, guest relations, Fall 2007 – Fall 2008 and now assist on an ad-hoc basis with outreach for events such as the recent exhibits of work by photographers Helen Levitt and Leo Rubinfien.

MEMBERSHIPS
American Society of Media Photographers

American Photographic Artists

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