This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight

This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight is a photography project that focuses the camera lens on people served by Pathlight throughout Western Massachusetts.

Renowned local photographers have partnered with Pathlight to shoot portraits that convey the strength, beauty, complexity and personality of people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. The portrait subjects come from all parts of western Massachusetts and represent a broad spectrum of abilities, ages, and personalities.

Too often we see that people with disabilities are pushed to the edge of the frame, or are viewed through a sentimental filter that oversimplifies the fullness of the person. At Pathlight we believe that the people we serve are the directors of their own dreams and goals, and they are front and center as the stars in all we do.

This project, and the portraits individually and collectively as a show, are a stunning visual representation of the person-focused mission of Pathlight.

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Visit the Exhibit!

 

Our This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight photography exhibit will be on display at Northampton Center for the Arts' mezzanine gallery through October. But that's not where the show ends! We'll be taking This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight on the road. Next stop, Greenfield (thanks to Greenfield Savings Bank!) January 2020.

 

Buy a Calendar!

 

In addition to the exhibit, the portraits will also be featured in three consecutive Pathlight calendars, starting in 2020! This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight calendar purchases support enrichment programs for people with disabilities. Get your 2020 calendar today!

Meet our photographers

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Head to our blog to get know all of the amazing photographers involved in this project!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Jim Gipe

 

This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight is a photography project that focuses the camera lens on people served by Pathlight throughout Western Massachusetts. Renowned local photographers have partnered with Pathlight to shoot portraits that convey the strength, beauty, complexity, and personality of people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.

Meet sponsor Jim:

Jim Gipe is a photographer and digital imaging consultant with 35 years of experience. Jim founded Pivot Media, a digital imaging and fine art printing company,in response to changes in the photography landscape initiated by the digital revolution.

Since 1999, Pivot Media has scanned and/or digitized tens of thousands of photographs, artworks, and documents for individuals, artists, photographers, and institutions. Pivot combines a state-of-the-art digital imaging workflow and a one-on-one approach to fine art printing to create an outstanding client experience.

A huge thank you to Jim and Pivot Media for their help in making This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight possible. Learn more about Pivot Media at pivotmedia.com.

 


 

Jean-Pierre Pasche

 

This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight is a photography project that focuses the camera lens on people served by Pathlight throughout Western Massachusetts. Renowned local photographers have partnered with Pathlight to shoot portraits that convey the strength, beauty, complexity, and personality of people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.

Meet sponsor Jean-Pierre:

Pasche grew up in Montreux Switzerland. He started the custom framing business is 1987 when he purchased a bookbinding /picture framing shop in his hometown. After moving to the United States with his family in 1997, he opened Eastmont Custom Framing in Easthampton, MA.

In 2007 his business found its true home in Easthampton’s Old Town Hall, a building newly rededicated to the arts and culture. This new location allowed him to open the Elusie Gallery, where he curates monthly exhibits by local and regional artists. It has also given him the opportunity to be actively involved in many of Easthampton’s art and cultural events and benefit from the city’s constant creative energy: He is co-founder and chair of the board of Art in the Orchard, a biennial outdoor sculpture park in Easthampton. He renamed his business Big Red Frame after his now iconic 14’ x 9’ Big Red Frame at Art in the Orchard.

Jean-Pierre Pasche lives and works in Easthampton, MA. He is the father of two wonderful daughters, Elisa, and Lucie, who is featured in this exhibit.

A special thank you to Jean-Pierre and Big Red Frame for their help in making This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight possible. Learn more about Big Red Frame at www.bigredframe.com.

 


 

Founded in 1971 by Bob and Brian Smith, Smith Brothers Insurance has become one the largest and most respected independent insurance firms in New England. They offer an extensive range of insurance products including property, casualty, surety, life, and health for both businesses and individuals.

A big thank you to Smith Brothers Insurance, whose sponsorship helped make This is Me: Portraits of Pathlight possible! Learn more about Smith Brothers Insurance at smithbrothersusa.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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