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Linda Haas
Photographer, Photojournalist

At the First Parish Art Gallery - March 11, 2007 - April 26, 2007

Ouchita, a Nahuatl weaver in Mexico

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Artist's Statement:

As a photographer my aim is to create that sort of image which has always affected me most: images that challenge preconceptions and stereotypes and that have the potential to open the eyes to the possibility that there are ways of living in the world that may be different from the familiar, but are none-the-less viable or possibly even inspirational.

As a child I wanted to be an anthropologist when I grew up. In college I double majored in anthropology and art history. To me photography is a natural combination of these interests. One of the most rewarding things about what I do is the entrée photography gives me to the lives of all kinds of people. Whether I'm having a discussion with a Massachusetts politician or enjoying the hospitality of a battered woman in New Delhi, I know photography has brought me to that place.

About the Artist:

Linda Haas is a freelance photographer and photography teacher based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Brandeis University where she studied Anthropology and Fine Arts. She went on to study photography at the New England School of Photography, where she has also taught. She presently teaches at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

Linda's work has appeared in such diverse publications as Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Guardian (UK), Ms. Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Magazine, The Brandeis Review, Boston Business Journal, the Boston Phoenix, The Tab, The Boston Parents Paper, The Christian Science Monitor and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She was the photography editor of Boston based Glue Magazine and Sojourner.

A partial list of her clients includes Harvard University, Boston University, Northeastern University, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The United Way, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Huntington Theater Company, AT&T Wireless, The Massachusetts Rehabiliation Commission and the MSPCA.

Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

Mary Jo Rines
Winky Merrill
Toni Junkin
Carol Hinckley
Karen MacDuffie
Betty Lou Marple
Wendy Wrean
Ellen Touart-Grob

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