"Art Maker: Larry Rankin Photographer" , Daily Hampshire Gazette, April 21, 2017

I'm appreciative to Steve Pfarrer, Arts and Features writer, and Sarah Crosby, photographer, for the opportunity to be one of the Pioneer Valley artists featured in the weekly "Art Maker" column in our fine local newspaper, The Daily Hampshire Gazette. I remember participating perhaps 15 years ago in a discussion at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg PA about the nature of photography and the debate of whether or not photography is "real" art.   One of the panelists argued that traditional dark room gelatin prints qualified but he doubted this new digital technology would ever be worthy. The Pioneer Valley is blessed with an incredible arts community, including many accomplished photographers,  and I'm pleased to be able to participate.  The column is timely, corresponding with my Gallery A3 exhibit, "Woodlands and Waterscapes: light,color, gesture".  Thank you!