Sally Savage

Black and white photographs of American porches dominate Sally Savage’s exhibit. A long-time Piermont, New York resident, Sally has contributed her photo- journalistic, artistic and teaching skills in Rockland and Bergen Counties and the tri-state area since the late 1960s.

The porches series sprang from her love affair with her own porch and its view of the Hudson. For some, she took a special trip to Charleston, S.C. and Savannah GA, but also found plenty of samples closer to home.

Since the late 1960s, Savage was a familiar local presence as a free-lance photo-journalist and teacher – covering assignments, mostly in the Hudson valley: schools, families, celebrations, politicians, executives, cultural events, and local growth and changes.

While Woody Allen transformed Piermont into a depression-era town for his 1984 film The Purple Rose of Cairo, Savage extensively photographed the exciting changes in her village; this yielded several exhibits and a fast-selling set of sepia-toned post cards of the film sets. Although Savage still gets most excited by the paparazzi challenges of photo-journalistic assignments, she has always made time for exhibits of her more personal work, and has been shown and published widely in the tri-state area– for her color work she prefers the Polaroid Transfer method from 35 mm. transparencies. She still works with SLR and twin-lens reflex equipment and does her own black and white darkroom work.

Sally has taught camera, black and white printing and various workshops for Rockland Community College, South Orangetown School District, The Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack Library, the Nyack Guidance Center and the nearby Art School at Old Church in Demarest.
In 2001 Savage was awarded the Rockland County Executive Arts Award: Individual Artist category.

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