About Randi Shenkman

RANDI SHENKMAN

Randi Shenkman specializes in street/documentary photography and fine art photography. Her work has been widely exhibited at the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, and in juried shows in New England, New York, Paris, and Miami. She has published four books of photography, most recently, Los Cubanos, and has won awards at juried shows. Many of her pieces are in private collections.

Photography is Randi Shenkman’s mode of creative expression. While studying in Paris long ago, an artist friend taught her the basics of 35mm photography. Used Yashica in hand, she practiced her new craft all over the city. By the time she returned home, she had thought she was pretty good (she was still young and naïve) and somehow actually won a few awards and had a few pieces in a gallery show. It was a good thing that she had her day job as a secondary school educator.

Randi planned to become a photographer when she retired from education. Until then, she practiced her craft by photographing her students, and when she traveled. She opened Belchertown Photos in 2011.

RANDI SHENKMAN
Belchertown, Massachusetts 01007

www.belchertownphotos.com     4132071193      randi@belchertphotos.com.com

 

PHOTOGRAPHER (2011 – present)
Owner/Photographer, Belchertown Photos
 
AWARDS FROM JURIED SHOWS
Mattoon St. Art Fair, Springfield, MA, 2016, awarded 1st Place Photography
Black & White Show, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY, 2015, awarded “Recognition”

JURIED GALLERY SHOWS

Transitions, Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA 2020
One, Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA 2019
Open Show, A3 Gallery, Amherst, MA 2019
Alumni Show, Tang Art Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY 2019
Spring Show, House of Art MAC Show, Monson, MA 2019
Women B&W Portraits: Their Story, Robert Floyd Gallery, 2019
Captured Moments, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA 2018
Summertimes, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
Colors, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, July, 2018
One, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA June, 2018
Solo Show, Leelyn Law Office, South Deerfield, MA  2017
Really, Really Affordable Art Show, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2016, 2017, 2018
Scapes, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA 2017
Show me your Colors, House of Art, Monson MA, 2017
Time, ALL Art Gallery, Lowell, MA, two pieces  2016
Art on the Line, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA Nov. 4, 2016
Cuba, Solo show, North Brookfield Savings Bank, Three Rivers, MA, 2016
Members Show, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA, 2016
Nowhere, Everywhere, Thompson Gallery, Weston, MA, 2016
Black Lives Matter, Gallery 51, North Adams, MA, 2015
Black & White, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA, 2015-2015
Solo show, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services Gallery, Hadley, MA 2015
Small Works Show, Hope and Feathers Gallery, Amherst, MA, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
SEE | ME Take Over Times Square, 2014, Art in Miami, 2014
Alumni Show, Tang Art Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2014
Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 2013
Creatives Rising, New York, 2013
Solo Gallery Show, ACC, Amherst, MA, 2012-2013

BOOKS PUBLISHED
Paris in November, Visiting the Quechua in Peru. Los Cubanos

OTHER PLACES TO SEE MY WORK ON LINE
Fine Art America  -  Belchertown Photos on Facebook  -  ViewBug - Quabbin Art Association - Gallery Store
 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Photographer Captures Beauty All Around”, Sentinel, August 13, 2015,  Lowell Art Fair, video interview 2014
   
  PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Worcester Arts Association, Professional Photographers of America, Quabbin Art Association

        EDUCATION/CAREER         
University of Massachusetts: C.A.G.S., Middlebury College: M.A., Skidmore College: B.A.
Secondary Educator: teacher, administrator, 1974 – 2010