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Rachel Brown
(formerly Rachel Giese)

40 Railroad Ave.
Wellfleet, MA 02667 USA
tel: 508 349 9289

e-mail: brown.dejean@gmail.com

www.rachelbrownphoto.com

Born in New York City, 1936

Studied photography as private student of Melissa Shook at MIT, Cambridge, MA. 1976.

Solo Exhibitions
2013
An Gailearaí, Gweedore, Co. Donegal, Ireland. “Inné agus Inniú - Second Sight”.
2012
Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, MA USA, “Flying Home”
2011
Gallery Ehva, Provincetown, MA USA. “Elsewhere Landscapes”
2010
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA USA. “Interludes: Clouds, Snow, Field Work”.
2010
Lesalonreçoit, Toulouse, France “The Women’s Wing/L’Aile des Femmes”
2009
Musée Arthur Batut, La Bruguière, Tarn, France. Sweeney’s Flight.
2006
France: Three-venue tour of "The Women's Wing/L'Aile des Femmes"
Palais des Evêques, St.-Lizier; L'Estive Cultural Center, Foix; Centre Méridional de l'Architecture et de la Ville, Toulouse.
2005
Galerie Trafic. “The Women's Wing/L'Aile des Femmes,” a pinhole camera study of an abandoned mental asylum for women in St. Lizier, France.
2001
University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France. “Children of Ulster”
2001-2
Centre Meridional de l’Architecture et de la Ville, Toulouse, France.
“Field Work”.
2001
Lesalonreçoit. Toulouse, France. “Nuages Croyables”.
2000
Pacific Lutheran University. Tacoma, WA. “Children of Ulster”.
1996-8
Seven-venue tour throughout Northern Ireland of two exhibitions:
“The Donegal Pictures” and “Migrations”.
1995
Stockholm Public Library, Sweden. “Sweeney’s Flight”.
In conjunction with Nobel Prize award to Seamus Heaney
(co-author of “Sweeney’s Flight”.)
1993
Fermanagh County Museum. Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
  Amherst College, Amherst, MA.
  Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.
1992
South Bank Poetry Library. London, England.
  Dublin Writers Museum. Dublin, Ireland.
  Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  Lenoir-Rhyne College. Hickory, NC.
1991
University of Leiden. Leiden, Netherlands.
Group Exhibitions
2010
Gallery Ehva, Provincetown, MA. Three-person show with painters Robert DuToit and Bill Evaul.
2009
ArtStrand Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA. All About Photography. Invitational.
2002
Group exhibition at Galerie Trafic. Ivry-sur-Seine, France.
2001
Two-person exhibition with artist Daniel Dejean
at Galerie Trafic. Ivry-sur-Seine, France.
2000
“Three Photographers: Rachel Brown, Norma Holt, Lisette Model.”
Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.
2000
“Pyrénées: Nouveaux Regards, Nouveau Siècle.“; Touring exhibition of five artists.
Shown in Collioure, Toulouse and Pau, France.
1999
“Atelier et Produits Finis.” Ten invited photographers. Villemur-sur-Tarn, France.
Sponsored by the Conseil Régional Midi-Pyrénées.
1996
Rising Tide Gallery. Provincetown, MA.
1996
“Begegnungen.” Museum Kloster-Asbach, Bavaria, Germany.
1994-5
“Kaleidoscopic Pilgrimage.” Ten artists from Ireland, France
and Spain on the subject of transmigration.
Sponsored by the Commission of European Communities.
Six-venue tour in Ireland and Spain.
Grants
2006
Recipient of €3000 grant from French government, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, to continue work. France.
Publications

2013

Transatlantica: American Studies Journal.
Interview by Muriel Adrien with photographs. http://transatlantica.revues.org/6113

2006

“L'aile des femmes”.
Nineteen pinhole (sténopé) photographs of an abandoned mental asylum for women in Ariège, France. Catalogue for an exhibition of the same title. See Projects: Pinhole Camera: “The Women’s Wing/L’aile des femmes”

2004

Irish Pages
Belfast,2004. Vol. 2, Number 2, Earth Issue.
Photo Portfolio: Field Work

2002

Solstice
Sixteen photographs of summer and winter solstice periods in County Mayo and Connemara.
Foreword by Mary Oliver. Self-published.

1992

Sweeney’s Flight
Thirty-four photographs of Ulster landscape with poetry text by Seamus Heaney (winner of 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature).
Faber & Faber and Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
(Published under former name Rachel Giese.)

1987/1988

Rachel Giese: The Donegal Pictures
Seventy-nine photographs of remote Irish-speaking farming and sheepherding community. Introduction by Ciaran Carson.
Faber & Faber and Wake Forest University Press.

Bibliography

2013

Photography and Culture.
Volume 6 — Issue 2. Derek Gladwin. Eco-Haptic Photography: Visualizing Irish Bogland in Rachel Giese's The Donegal Pictures.

2013

Transatlantica: American Studies Journal.
Interview of Rachel Brown by Muriel Adrien with photographs. http://transatlantica.revues.org/6113.

2010

Out of the Earth:Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts.
Edited by Christine Cusick. Cork University Press.

2009

Ireland in Focus: Film, Photography, and Popular Culture.
Christine Cusick. "Moments of Story:Rachel Giese's The Donegal Pictures." Syracuse University Press.

Book Covers
 

Contentious Terrains: Boglands, Ireland, Postcolonial Gothic. Derek Gladwin. Cork University Press. 2016
Out of the Earth:Ecocritical readings of Irish Texts. Edited by Christine Cusick. Cork University Press. 2010
Hűlt Hely. Poetry of Seamus Heaney translated into Hungarian by Imreh András. Kalligram. 2010
Camchuairt Chonamara Theas: A Twisty Journey Mapping South Connemara. Tim Robinson. Coiscéim. 2002
Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara & Other Writings. Tim Robinson. Lilliput Press. 1996
Nihil Obstat. Poetry By Gabriel Rosentstock. Coiscéim, 1984
Ploughshares. An anthology of poetry edited by Seamus Heaney. Cambridge, MA. 1984
Súile Shuibhne. Poetry by Cathal Ó Searcaigh. Coiscéim, Dublin, 1983.

 
Authors' Portraits for Book Covers
 

Mary Oliver. A Thousand Mornings, 2012. The Penguin Press.
Mary Oliver. The Best American Essays, 2009. Mariner Books. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Derek Mahon. The Hudson Letter, Derek Mahon: Selected Poems, The Bacchae. Gallery Press, Penguin Books
Ciarán Carson. First Language:Poems. Wake Forest University Press, Gallery Press
Cathal Ó Searcaigh. An Bealach'na Bhaile: Homecoming. Clo Iar- Chonnachta.
Tom Paulin. Fivemiletown. Faber & Faber
Patricia Craig. Oxford Book of Schooldays,
Oxford Book of Modern Women's Stories. Oxford University Press
Cynthia Zarin. The Swordfish Tooth. Alfred Knopf
John Montague. Smashing the Piano. Wake Forest University Press.  

 
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