Tema Stauffer: Upstate opens at Hudson Hall NY on August 10, 2019


Combining poetry with realism, Tema Stauffer’s UPSTATE is a series of color photographs exploring urban and rural environments and relics in or around Hudson, New York. The images express a quiet beauty and mystery in the vernacular architecture and artifacts reflecting the industrial era and rural settings, and its shifting economic realities over time.

Tema Stauffer is a photographer whose work examines the social, economic, and cultural landscape of American spaces. Her work has been exhibited at Sasha Wolf Gallery, Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery, and Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, as well as galleries and institutions internationally. She is the recipient of the 2012 Women in Photography – LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant and a 2014 CCNY Darkroom Residency. UPSTATE was recently exhibited at the Eastern Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum, coinciding with the publication of her monograph of the same name by Daylight Books. UPSTATE was recently nominated for the Unviel’d Photobook Award in 2018. She is an Assistant Professor of Photography in the Department of Art & Design at ETSU in Johnson City, TN.

UPSTATE, a catalog of photographs by Tema Stauffer and essays by Xhenet Aliu and Alison Nordström accompanies the exhibition.

Hudson Hall programs are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.