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Which Portland neighborhood do you call home? Or, are you Moving to Portland?
Historical SE Industrial District
About Me:
Founder, Northwest Center for Photography (NCP) and i witness gallery. Our team of professionals, with a wide range of specialties, is here to help you indulge your passion for photography—digital, video, film or B&W darkroom. The gallery features work exclusively by Northwest photography professionals, emerging photographers and pictures taken by students from the workshops.
What do you love about Portland?
Absolutely everything—even the rain which creates endless puddles with some pretty awesome reflections just waiting to be photographed.
My music:
Classical; Jazz; Opera; Country Western, Ethnic and Tribal music.
What's your favorite Portland neighborhood and why?
Don't have one.
Favorite quote:
"All the technique in the world does not compensate for the inability to notice."
—Elliott Erwitt, Photographer


For information about the current and upcoming photography exhibit at the I Witness Gallery, click on the attached pdf. The DUALITY exhibit reflects photographs taken by Randy Olson and Melissa Farlow during 50 photo assignments for National Geographic Magazine.  

SAVE THE DATE:  Artist's talk, moderated by acclaimed photo editor Mike Davis, is scheduled from 2-3pm on Saturday, April 16th.  Free Admission. 

On Sunday, April 17th, Randy and Melissa will be conducting portfolio reviews. So, if you're contemplating a career in documentary photography or photojournalism and would like to have your portfolio reviewed by one of these award winning photographers contact us at info@nwcenterforphotography for details.



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Susan de Witt's FABRICATION Exhibit at i witness gallery

Save the date: Fri, April 6, 6-9 p.m., Susan de Witt's ARTIST TALK at i witness gallery, 1028 SE Water Ave., Ste. 50, PDX, OR. Free.

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 8:59am

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At 5:30pm on June 7, 2011, The Paulsons said…

Aloha Sharon,


Thank you for the invitation.  Lisa & I don't take many photos ourselves but we do enjoy galleries.  We promise to make a trip down when we get settled in.

At 11:54am on May 5, 2011, Valynne Bernetich said…
Thank you, Sharon.  I am not much of a photographer, but I do enjoy other people's photography.  We get to town in late June and look forward to visiting the NCP.
At 6:07am on April 14, 2011, Steve Nathan said…
Hey Sharon, thank you. I am living in the beautiful city of Lexington, KY at the other end of the Lewis and Clark Trail, for now .... I am thinking of making the next trip to Portland, Oregon, around July - the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival would be a wonderful place to start. And the coolest thing, there would be no real need for a car, with TriMet and all the nice places to stay between PDX and the downtown waterfront .... Certainly, any time I get to spend in Portland, living in the city or just stopping in to visit friends and family and to see more of the area, it is always special time. Love you guys and be well always. Steve
At 11:21am on March 15, 2011, Dami said…
Hi Sharon.

Unfortunately, I haven't done much photography in the last six months. With the coming of spring, I am feeling the urge again.

You're not going to believe this, but I'm giving serious consideration to taking a portraiture class. I'm not sure I'll ever like taking pics of people I might meet on the street like you and Ben do, but I'm feeling drawn to it more. Know anyone willing to model for copies of the pictures? :)

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