“These pictures, made long ago, reveal a young woman coming into her powers—creative, adventuresome, enthusiastic and emotional. Now, 40 years later, it's a pleasure to see the woman, the artist and educator, going strong into the future.”
23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present Visions of One: Photographs of Cherie Hiser in our new back room SideShow Gallery (dubbed such by Cherie herself!). This show will run February 7 through March 8, 2008 and features a collection of photographs of one of Portland’s photographic legends. Over the years, some of the most famous photographers of our time have photographed Cherie. She was a model, muse and friend to many of photography’s greats—from Ruth Bernhard and Jerry Uelsmann, to Lee Friedlander, Judy Dater, and even Portland’s own Stu Levy. It’s a terrific body of work!
Cherie Hiser has been a photographic educator for over 30 years. She studied under Minor White, Ruth Bernhard, and Imogen Cunningham, and has been described as, “one of the most vital persons of our time” by Cornell Capa, Director of the International Center of Photography in NY. She is also a founding member of Portland’s own Photolucida. She is a third generation Portlander and continues to be active locally and nationally with teaching photography; publishing, exhibiting and selling her work; curating and advocating for other artists. Cherie is a regular instructor at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland and gives private instruction.