ABOUT 

Gene Fischer is a New York City based photographer and filmmaker.  His work has been exhibited at the Smart Clothes Gallery (NYC), (e)merge Art Fair (Washington, DC), Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Art Registry Gallery (Washington, DC), Terra Nova (NYC), and on multiple occasions at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.

 

His 2013 gallery show was featured in the Advocate.com and Time Out New York. In 2010, his work was reviewed in Washington Life Magazine.  Gene’s work is held in private and corporate collections throughout the US, including the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York.

 

Gene’s original photo series, "Young, Rural & Transgender" led to many speaking engagements around the region, including the Empire State Pride Agenda's 2013 Conference at the State Capitol, Seton Hall University, Jersey City University and Bard College among others.  

 

This photo documentary series on transgender youth evolved into two short documentary films, "Passing Ellenville" and "All About Amy", both of which traveled the 2014 and 2015 film festival circuit with numerous nominations and wins, including Best Documentary at the Williamsburg Film Festival and Best Short Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival.  His short film “Passing Ellenville” was selected to screen on Alaska Airlines during the fall of 2015.

 

Renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark once referred to Gene's photography work as cinematic and storytelling, which can be seen in how he approaches each body of work.

 

Selected Exhibitions:

  • (e)merge Art Fair, 8x8, Washington Project for the Arts, Group Show, 2012-2015

  • St. Gregory’s Woodstock, Baptist Camp & Winter Trees, Solo Show, 2012

  • The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Muses, Group Show 2011

  • The Art Registry Gallery, Winter Trees Washington, DC, Solo Show, 2010

  • The Gallery at M2, Terra Nova, New York, NY, Group Show 2009

  • Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY, Group Show, 2007 - 2015

  • Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY, The 5x7 Show, 2006 – 2015

 

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