Elsa's CV

anyhow, I just dont have the kind of cv most people have. i've been busy for sure but in getting things to add up oh well wikipedia isnt up to date either. eghad but i have endured.

working since 1965 w/ analog cameras Nikon, Hasselblad, Pentax, Mamiya bought in Japan by Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen black and white film my darkrooom in my Cambridge Street bedroom in 1980 polaroid 20x24 COLOR a miracle.

followed the 20x24 from Polaroid Ames St. East Cambridge loft Polaroid Memorial Drive corporate space to Museum of Fine Arts to Museum School. Eventually in 1987 20x24 camera #4 released from hotel in Japan. got studio at 955 Mass Ave. Started framing in backyard garage. Small Corp uv sleek plexi boxes. Greenfield, MA

in 1972 was a Radcliffe Fellow, a program for women conceived by Mrs. Mary Ingraham Bunting, President of Radcliffe. no longer exists in her inspired form.

in 2010 helped save analog original polaroid 20x24 film w/ friends Dan Stern and John Reuter. And Polaroid alums.

from 1958 to 1977 had a miscellany of freelance jobs even was fifth grade school teacher in Concord, MA. worked always w/ amazing people: Eleanor Duckworth, Lynn Margulis,David Webster, Harriet Gibney, George Cope, Ruth Kreplick, Eelco Wolf. Adeline Naiman. Richard Seaver. Barney Rosset.

1976 married Harvey Silverglate; in 1977 son Isaac Dorfman Silverglate was born; in 2011 Sarah Morales Silverglate. Annette Morales wife/mother.

lived in Cambridge since 1962. In Riverside section since 1968.

published four books, including HIS IDEA with Robert Creeley no one can find it.

1996 published my website, under aegis of friend Philip Greenspun. It was pretty early in website history.

in 2002 unveiled Boston subway map reinterpreted as website guide, collaboration w/ Andrew Grumet.

in 2010 site morphed into

and in april will be 75 hope to be still clicking. and still standing.

607 Franklin Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 voice: 617/876-6416 fax: 617/492-4925 email: URL: born: Cambridge, Massachusetts 1937 Education: B.A. Tufts College 1959 (cum laude, French Literature) M. Ed. Boston College (elementary education)


Elsa's Housebook - A Woman's Photojournal , Godine, 1974 No Hair Day , 2003

Selected American Collections

Boston Public Library Colby College Museum Davis Museum of Art, Wellesley College DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA Fogg Museum, Harvard University Healey Library, UMASS/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine Princeton University Graphic Arts Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art University Art Museum, Berkeley, California

Selected Individual Exhibitions

1998 "Self-Portraits, 1973-1997" ; Gallery NAGA, Boston 1995 "Eight Portraits" , Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1994 "Forty Ways to Fight the Fight Against AIDS", Courtland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown (traveling) 1987 "These People Live in the 1980s", Museum of Art, Aarhus, DM 1985 "Myself and Other Women", Image Gallery, Aarhus, DM 1983 "Twenty-Nine American Women", Yuen Lui Gallery, Seattle 1977 "Impressions of Women", University Art Museum, Berkeley, California 1975 "Portraits of Women", York University, Toronto, Canada 1973 "Women", Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York 1972 "Allen Ginsberg", Focus II Gallery, New York City

Selected Group Exhibitions

2000 DeCordova Museum , Lincoln, Massachusetts 1998 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts 1997 Fogg Art Museum , Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1994 "Portraits", Fuller Museum, Boston, Massachusetts 1993 "Portraits", Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 1993 "His People, Her People, Their People", Boston Center For the Arts 1993 "Opening Exhibit", Davis Museum of Art, Wellesley College 1992 "Women Photographers", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1991 "Contemporary Photographers", Fogg Museum 1990 "Figuring the Body", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts 1990 "Elsa Dorfman and Allen Ginsberg", FotoFest, Houston,Texas 1985 "Aktfoto", Munich Art Museum, Munich, DM 1984 "Contemporary American Portraits", University of New Mexico 1983 "Boston Now", Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts 1981 "Portraits of Men", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachuetts 1978 "New England Photographers", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts 1975 "Women of Photography - An Historical Survey", San Francisco Museum of Art

If you see a picture of yourself on this page, and you do not want it to be here, contact Elsa immediately.