SONIA HANDELMAN MEYER
Artist Statement
Photo League Years
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Born February 12, 1920, Lakewood, NJ
Member of the Photo League, New York, NY, 1944 - 1951


Selected Collections

2009               Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
                      The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
                      Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

2010               Bank of America Corporate Collection
2012               Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
                       Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
                     
Numerous private collections


Selected Exhibitions


1946–1951      Various Photo League exhibitions, New York, NY

1978               International Center of Photography, New York, NY
                      Galerie national du Canada, Ottawa
                      Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
                      Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2007               Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2008               Gallery Three, Wachovia Center, Charlotte, NC
                      Taylor Bercier Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

2009               Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
                      Higher Pictures Gallery, New York, NY

2010               Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship, Fairhope, AL
 
2011               The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
                      National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
                      Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2012               Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
                      Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

2013               Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2013-14          The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
2016               The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
                       The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
               

Selected Publications


US Camera, April, 1947

New York Times, December 15, 1948

Lifting The Barriers
, Sydenham Institution Fellowship Publication, 1948

Books For Everyone, NY Public Library Report, 1948 – 1949

OVO Magazine, Vol. 10, Number 40/41, 1981

New York Times, March 7, 1982

Charlotte Observer, September 9, 2007

Into The Light, Sonia Handelman Meyer: The Photo League Years, Hodges Taylor Gallery
     exhibition catalogue, essay by Lili Corbus Geer, PhD., September, 2007

finity, publication by David Vestal, 2008

Charlotte Woman Magazine
, The Photographic Genius of Sonia Handelman Meyer, May, 2008

Into the Light, Sonia Handelman Meyer: The Photo League Years, e – book publication by
     Boson Books, an imprint of C&M Online Media, Inc., 2009

The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951, December, 2011

Bearing Witness: New York Photo League and Sonia Handelman Meyer, February, 2014

Inspired, Beyond the Wall of The Mint Museum, winter/spring 2016


Special Events

Shot the first publicity stills for the folk singing group, The Weavers, circa late 1940’s. These
     photographs were used on record albums and publications and continue to be used today.

Filmed and interviewed by Atlanta-based filmmaker for a future profile of the artist, 2007

Gallery Talk, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2007

Gallery Talk, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, 2009

Photographed by Jerry Siegel for his project focused on artists living in the southern US, 2009

Honored Guest at AIPAD Conference, New York, NY, 2010

Served on A Conversation with Members of the Photo League panel with other former Photo
     League members, AIPAD educational program, NY, 2010

Gallery Talk, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2011

Filmed and interviewed by Mason Klein, curator, The Jewish Museum, and Catherine Evans,
    curator, Columbus Museum, for The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951,
    a traveling exhibition, book and video program at The Jewish Museum in 2011.

Served on panel discussion about the Photo League with other former Photo League members,
     Columbus, OH, 2012

Served on panel discussion about the Photo League with other former Photo League members,
    Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, 2013

Served on panel discussion about the Photo League, Mint Museum of Charlotte, NC, 2014





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