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Estelle Disch
Cambridge, MA

About the Artist

Estelle Disch is a retired sociology professor who has been passionate about photography since snapping an image of her first-grade class with her Brownie Hawkeye in 1949. In the 1970’s she took workshops with Ansel Adams and fell in love with silver prints. But reality entered and she stayed with her academic career, facing that it was unlikely that she’d be able to support herself making images. And while she loved her academic career, there was always a part of her who longed to spend more time with her camera. In 2007 she took a class in Photoshop and knew immediately that her post-reti…

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About the Artist

Estelle Disch is a retired sociology professor who has been passionate about photography since snapping an image of her first-grade class with her Brownie Hawkeye in 1949. In the 1970’s she took workshops with Ansel Adams and fell in love with silver prints. But reality entered and she stayed with her academic career, facing that it was unlikely that she’d be able to support herself making images. And while she loved her academic career, there was always a part of her who longed to spend more time with her camera. In 2007 she took a class in Photoshop and knew immediately that her post-retirement commitment would be to digital photography with an emphasis on transforming many of her images into imagined realities and abstract art. In 2011 she became a Teaching Assistant in Photoshop classes at New England School of Photography, happily helping others learn that amazing program.

Estelle’s work has appeared in 5 solo or two-person shows, including a collaborative show with Cuban artist Diana Balboa in Havana. She has had 10 images accepted into juried shows and her work is on 5 book covers. She was selected as one of 9 artists to participate in an innovative Art Share program in Cambridge, MA in 2016. Her art has also been part of 6 art loan programs.

Artist’s Work

Herons
Estelle disch

Herons

By Estelle Disch

Dunes and variations
Estelle disch

Dunes and Variations

By Estelle Disch

Face ii
Estelle disch

Face II

By Estelle Disch

Fire 5
Estelle disch

Fire

By Estelle Disch

Tree impressions yellow
Estelle disch

Tree Impressions Yellow

By Estelle Disch

Doves 2
Estelle disch

Doves

By Estelle Disch

Tulips transformed iv
Estelle disch

Tulips Transformed IV

By Estelle Disch

Tree impressions green
Estelle disch

Tree Impressions Green

By Estelle Disch

Birches and frigate birds
Estelle disch

Birches and Frigate Birds

By Estelle Disch

Blue birches
Estelle disch

Blue Birches

By Estelle Disch

Tree mosaic iv
Estelle disch

Tree Mosaic IV

By Estelle Disch

Selected Exhibitions

  • Experimental Graphics Workshop
    Havana, Cuba, 2016
  • Cell Signaling Technologies
    Danvers, MA, 2014
  • YWCA
    Cambridge, MA, 2014
  • Karen Aqua Gallery, Cambridge Community Television
    Cambridge, MA, 2014
  • Cambridge Community Television Gallery
    Cambridge, MA, 2011

Education

  • Tufts University, PhD - Sociology
    Medford, MA,1976 
  • Tufts University , MA - Sociology
    Medford, MA,1967 
  • Tufts University, BA - Political Science
    Medford, MA,1965