“Wedding Rehearsal at the Palacio de Carlos V” by Howard Pohl

All of my gallery work is analog in nature, taken on black & white film and printed in my home darkroom of 35 years. When most of the world went digital, I stayed behind to capture the blacks, whites and grays. As a result, my imagery attempts to grasp texture, light, and contrast rather than dynamic color.

I travel to various locales, often on a random basis, and try to make art by photographing objects, people, or landscapes in an artistic manner. In 2015, a friend convinced me to show my work and since then, my work has appeared in 18 galleries from the Art League of Long Island to Arizona.

The world has become such a place of trauma, with authoritarians in power, police brutality, the dangers of climate change thrown in our faces repeatedly, so that my photography has also been transformed.  While I am still concerned with art and beauty, my goal is to document the cold reality and capturing the difficulties we face while maintaining the splendor within us.


size 24″ x 18″ x 1″
medium Film Photography
Price $300.00


Bio/CV

Howie Pohl
Lindenhurst, New York
[email protected]

Exhibitions: 

  • Robert Moses Bridge – 40th Annual Juried Photography Show – Long Island Arts Council at Freeport – Freeport Memorial Library – November 2 – 30, 2020​
  • Old Bethpage Village – Another Moment in Time – The Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild, Cutchogue – October 16 – November 12, 2020​
  • Boarded Window and Shape and Shapeless – 2020 Long Island Biennial – Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington – October 15, 2020 – January 10, 2021​
  • Crosby Street Graffiti and Women’s March – Black & White 2020 – Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) – September 26 – October 24, 2020​
  • Mercado Centro Valencia and Wedding Reception at the Palacio de Carlos V, Grenada – Gallery 40, Poughkeepsie – September 1 – 30​
  • Little House on the Prairie and Sarah Revealed – Open Wide 11 – Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) – August 15 – September 13, 2020 
  • Renaissance Woman – Art Intersection Light Sensitive – Gilbert AZ – June 27 – August 8, 2020​
  • Sarah Revealed – Member Showcase – Huntington Arts Council – Huntington – June 7 – 25, 2020​
  • First United Methodist Church Port Jefferson – Captivating Architecture – Long Island Photo Gallery – Islip – May 27 – July 7, 2020​
  • Little House on the Prairie and Sarah Revealed – Open Wide 11 – Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) – May 9 – June 21, 2020 
  • Dalmatian – Animal Attraction – Salamagundi Club of New York – February 3 – 21, 2020 
  • Electricity in the Air – Black and White 2019 – PhotoPlace Gallery – Online Gallery – Middlebury VT – January 30 – February 22, 2020 
  • Women’s March – This Land Is Our Land – Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery – Art League of Long Island – Dix Hills – January 11 – February 7, 2020 
  • Italian Gateway – Portals: Small Works National Juried Exhibition – Alex Ferrone Gallery – Cutchogue – November 30, 2019 – January 20, 2020 
  • Big Tree Little House – Trees: Life in the Slow Lane – PhotoPlace Gallery – Middlebury VT – May 16 – June 15, 2019 
  • Statues Gather Together and Antique Gas Pump – Objects Found – Huntington Arts Council – Huntington – February 15 – March 23, 2019           
  • Tree in Winter – Open & Members Photography Show – Salamagundi Club of New York – January 7 – January 24, 2019 
  • Dutch Reformed Church – Discovering Long Island – Huntington Arts Council – Huntington – December 7, 2018 – January 5, 2019.
  • Crosby Street Graffiti – Members’ Showcase – Huntington Arts Council – Huntington – June 1 – 23, 2018
  • To Battle – The Art of Narrative – Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, January 13 – February 10, 2018.
  • Two Roads Diverged in a Wood, three-artist exhibit at the Huntington Arts Council Main Street Gallery, June 21 – July 15, 2017. The exhibit compared similar prints made traditionally, digitally, and combined traditional and digital.  I wrote the entire exhibit proposal, the program guide, and critical examinations of selected prints.
  • Old Bethpage Village – Long Island Life – Art League of Long Island’s Jeanne Tengelsen Gallery – July 2 – 24, 2016.
  • Dog with Woman Stony Brook Harbor and Uplands Sanctuary – Earth, Air and Water: A Celebration of Tri-State Wildlife and Nature – Huntington Arts Council Main Street Gallery – February 2016.
  • Renaissance Woman – Long Island Artists Exhibition – Art League of Long Island’s Jeanne Tengelsen Gallery – April – May 2015.

Publication:

  • Pandemic 2020, Long Island Center of Photography: Member Publication, August 2020.
  • Black & white 2019: An Exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery, January 30, 2020 
  • Trees, Life in the Slow Lane: An Exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery, August 25, 2019. 
  • Fence Guards Nothing in Southampton (2011), Big Tree Little House (2009), and Church Through the Trees Wading River (2013), winning photos in 2015 Single Image category, B & W Magazine. 

Media:

  • Virtual Conversation with the Curator, Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island Biennial 2020, October 29, 2020
  • Recognized as Artist of the Day by Art League of Long Island contributed framed photo proceeds of which were donated to ALLI, June 22, 2020 
  • Two-part series on darkroom film development and printing technique, writer and host, Queens Public Television (QPTV), 2000.

Education: 

  • Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Health Planning & Policy, New York University 1981
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), History Major, Montclair State University 1975

www.howiepohl.com

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