Photographs by Dorothy Handelman

Dorothy Handelman photography

An exhibition of Sarah Lawrence College alumna Dorothy Handelman's photographic work will trace thirty-one years of her development as a photographer. Fascinated by photography as a teenager, Handelman continued to work in the medium during her time at Sarah Lawrence and from graduation has worked as a professional photographer, capturing a variety of images and themes. The exhibition will run from February 2nd until March 3rd in the Esther Raushenbush Library. For more information and library hours please call (914) 395-2470.

Viewing her images "as a diary of surroundings and relationships," Handelman's early pictures were experiments with the content of images. Handelman went on to work in advertising photography for companies such as Hanna Andersson, and specialized for a time photographing hosiery and leg wear for Hue. Since then, her work has appeared in many books, including children's books and most recently The Moosewood Restaurant New Classics. Alongside her work as a professional photographer in publishing, Handelman has taken many personal photographs of friends and relations, some of which form part of the exhibition. "This exhibition is an opportunity to tell the story of my love for the medium," Handelman says.