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November 2, 2013
Boston University
Trustee Ballroom
1 Silber Way
Boston, MA

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6. Aerial Photography Outing with Neal Rantoul

One-hour flight and photography shoot with Neal Rantoul and signed copy of Rantoul’s book Above, Aerial photographs of Martha’s Vineyard
Courtesy of the artist


Spend some time with aerial photographer Neal Rantoul on a shoot in New England! The one hour flight will fly over the Elizabeth Islands, No Man’s Land and Martha’s Vineyard at a time that is mutually convenient. Additionally, Rantoul will give the winner of this item a signed copy of his book, Above, Aerial photographs of Martha’s Vineyard.

A career artist and educator, Neal Rantoul recently retired from thirty years as the Head of the Photography Program at Northeastern University in Boston. Rantoul has exhibited his photographs in over fifty solo shows. Most recently he exhibited his work in Wheat, Washington, 2009-2012 at the Danforth Art Museum (Framingham, MA) and Neal Rantoul and Brian Kaplan: Views of Cape Code and the Massachusetts Islands at Panopticon Gallery in Boston, both of which featured his characteristic aerial photographs, which were praised for their “winning simplicity and clarity” by Boston Globe critic Mark Feeney.

Rantoul’s works is in many permanent collections around the world including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Kunsthaus (Zurich, Sweden), Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris), High Museum (Atlanta, GA), Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, NJ), Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art (Providence), Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ), and in Massachusetts at the Boston Athenaeum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln), and Fogg Museum (Cambridge). He has had residencies Light Work and The Hambidge Center for Arts and was a Visiting Artist at International Center for Photography’s Lake Como Workshop in Italy. Rantoul has published several books, most recently, Above, featuring Rantoul’s aerial photographs of Martha’s Vineyard from 2012.

He is represented by Panopticon Gallery in Boston.

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Peter Galassi
Former Curator of Photography,
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