Elsa Voelcker


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M.F.A, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
B.A., Boston University, Art History

  • Interests and Background

    Elsa Voelcker has a twenty-six-year career teaching photography at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.

    She received her B.A. in art history from Boston University and went on to study photography with Lee Broman at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston and later with Nathan and Joan Lyons at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York while acquiring an M.F.A. with a minor in history of photography through SUNY Buffalo.

    Website: www.elsaphoto.com

    Her interest in documentary and portrait photography has always been evident. While in graduate school she produced a book, A Heritage, containing 36 photographs and text about the life of her grandfather, Henry G. Rogers. Despite the growth of digital photography, she has continued to practice traditional silver photography because of her love of the reflective quality of silver producing a series of portrait, Piercing Images, the body as Canvas. However, the lure of color has her practicing and teaching digital photography, as well.

    The shows she has participated in lately are:

    Solo Exhibitions

    2012 Peterborough Art Academy & Gallery, Peterborough, NH Portraits of Flowers 
    2011 Hancock Library Gallery, Coming Full Circle, Hancock, NH
    2011 Sharon Arts Gallery, Elsa Voelcker Photography, Peterborough, NH
    2010 Starving Artist Gallery, Keene, NH Piercing Portraits, artist talk

    Selected Group Exhibitions and Publications

    2017 Thorne-Sagendorf Gallery, Keene, New Hampshire, Biennial Regional Jurors' Choice Competition
    2016 Great Bay Community College, Gateway Gallery, At Large, Portsmouth, New Hampshire - juried
    2016 Townsend, Meetinghouse, In the Beginning, Townsend - juried.
    2015 Fitchburg Art Museum, Inner Ressonance, Fitchburg, Massachusetts Pease Public Library, WCA/NH Twenty Years: A Celebration, Plymouth, NH
    2012 Portrait of Howard Zinn published in, A Life on the Left


    Currier Art Museum, Manchester, New Hampshire
    International Center for Photography, New York City, New  York.
    George Eastman House, Rochester,New York
    Peter Palmquist, Arcata, California
    Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York