Please go to forrestholzapfel.com for more recent work.
The purpose of my work is to create a rich and complex sense of place. The town of Marlboro, Vermont is both my hometown and a place I’m defining through my photographs. The sum of all my work in Marlboro will create a balance between documentation of our present time and an “imaginative history” of this 230 year-old town. I use the 8 x 10” view camera to carefully collect the vestiges of the town’s past and to clearly delineate our time for future generations.
In 1999 I photographed two hundred different Marlboro families standing in front of their houses and compiled short, accompanying biographies of each family. My present work builds upon this millennial catalogue by further exploring the complexity of the town’s life, placing emphasis on its human-made landscapes and community traditions. I have selected fragments both personal and public, past and present, to show the quality of time building upon itself.
Solo exhibitions: 2000 Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Group exhibitions: 2001 New England Artists Trust – Congress 6, Woodstock, VT
2000 Art on the Mountain, Wilmington, VT
Awards: 2003 Achievement Award, Vermont Historical Society
2000 Vermont Folklife Center
1999 Vermont Council on the Humanities
Vermont Arts Council
Forrest is available through the Vermont Humanities Council to give a lecture and slide show on “The History of the Town Photographer”.Please contact Forrest directly.
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