BRATTLEBORO -- The Vermont Center for Photography was hoping for a decent-sized herd of cows when they put out a call for work for its June show titled "Cowscapes."
They got a stampede.
Nearly two dozen photographers answered VCP's call for photographs which "reveal, illuminate or highlight our relationship with the bovine world." In all, judges of the juried show had more than 100 images to cull into the 38 featured in "Cowscapes," according to Gallery Director Joshua Farr.
"Cowscapes" opens this Friday during Gallery Walk with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Vermont Center for Photography at 49 Flat St., and will remain on view through June.
"It's really interesting to see different people's relationships with cows," said Farr. "It's really a mix of some very light-humored portraits of cows, to cows grazing in the distance to people at fairs. ... It's meant to be a family-friendly show."
The show attracted both professional and amateur photographs and represents diverse styles, subjects, and media, from black-and-white to color, portraits to panoramas, large-format to a snapshot taken by a 10-year-old with a disposable camera. Some were taken by photographers who make cows a frequent subject; others by people who had to venture out to local farms just to take the images they submitted.
Participating photographers include: Daniel Alberto (Brattleboro), Mackenzie Bain (Greenwich, N.Y.), Todd Balcom
Gallery hours are Friday, from 1 to 6 p.m. (open later during Gallery Walk) and Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.vcphoto.org or call 802-251-6051.
"We're looking forward to a mooo-ving exhibit," stated VCP.