Elyse Shapiro

Art Students’ League, NYC; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; BA, U. of Bridgeport, CT. International Center of Photography, NYC; Aces Media Center, Orange CT. International Center of Photography, NYC.

Chief Photographer Brooks Comm. Newspapers, Westport; Owner/Operator of Photography Studio, Redding, CT. Clients: Westport Historical Society, Westport, Ct., Georgetown Land Development; Georgetown, CT., Maritime Center, Norwalk CT, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT., Flessas Design, NYC

PhotoGraphics Workshop, New Canaan CT. Norwalk Community College; Norwalk Adult Ed., CT. Ridgefield Continuing Education, John Read Middle School, Redding CT. WCSU Danbury CT.

Cultural Arts Center, NYC; Mark Twain Library, Redding; CT. Spectra, Silvermine Guild, New Cannan, CT.; Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan CT., Annual Photo exhibit, 2nd Place. Environmentality: Art + Ecology Carriage Barn, New Cannan, CT; Norwalk River Watershed traveling exhibit, Fairfield, CT. Bethel Arts Group Show, Bethel, CT. Local Arts Group Exhibit, StillRiver Gallery, Danbury CT. Silvermine School Faculty show 1999-2020. WCSU faculty exhibits 2010-2019. Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury CT. Tillicum l & ll, 2019. Wish You Were Here Group Show StillRiver Gallery, 2020 Danbury CT.

American Photographer; USA Today; Weekly World News; NY Times; Modern Bride; Connecticut Bride; Westport Magazine. “An American Town and the Vietnam War “by Tony Pavia., 2018

Artist Statement
My approach to photography is shaped by years as a photojournalist. Truthful with respect for the integrity of the subject. Recognizing the moment in a fraction of a second when the disparate parts come together forming an image that communicates maximum potential.

Today my work is more personal my subjects more to my choosing, my technique more varied. Exploring qualities in my subjects that go beyond surface characteristics…a more studied approach.
What interests me most is what lies in front or behind the plane of focus and how the layers of light, color and form play off each other and the frame that contains them.