Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

Collaborative Projects


NH Covers


The Fence Brooklyn 2015

Processed Views

Oxford American

davis orton

UIMA installation shot


UIMA workshop

Loyola Installation


Peoples Photo

The typologist


December 2015 – January 2016
Processed Views at Martine Chaisson Gallery
New Orleans, Louisiana

Processed Views continues to go viral with features in the Washington Post InSight blog, Mako (Israel), I-Ref (Berlin), Smak (Poland), China Travel (China), Ain't Bad Magazine (US), Centre for Environment & Science Gobar Times (India), Haaretz Photo blog (Israel).

August 7 – October 3, 2015
Field Studycurated by Katherine Ware and Meg Noe
David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

July 31 – August 15, 2015
A Lasting Vision: Photographs from the Institute of Design 1970-2001
curated by John Grimes and Barbara Crane
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Natural History, a selection of 12 cyanotype portraits gathered in an herbarium-style portfolio, has been aquired by the Yale Center for British Art. We are honored to be in this magnificent collection that
celebrates the English traditions of the study of nature.

Processed Views is named a finalist in the LensCulture Earth15 Awards.

June – November 2015
Six images from Processed Views will be appearing in all four 2015 locations: Boston, Brooklyn, Atlanta and Houston. THE FENCE is an annual, summer-long, outdoor photographic exhibition chosen by a jury from around the world who select 50 photographers whose work exemplifies the essence of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.

June 26 – August 8, 2015
Pacific Midwest 2.0
INOVA Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
also participating in the Milwaukee Milwaukie Museum in conjuction with this exchange show

May 23 – July 19, 2015
Through the Lens
Gallery PINK, Oak Park, Illinois

May 1– June 21, 2015
The Portrait and Landscape in Contemporary Photography
Brie Castell Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

April 17– May 16, 2015
Processed Views book included in
On Landscape #2
Materia Gallery, Rome, Italy

March 26 – April 26, 2015
Eat This: A socially conscious food-art exhibit
Gallery 51, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Our artists book Processed Views is now in the collections of Western Americana at the Beinecke Library, Yale University; Golda Meir Library at the University of Wisconsin; Indie Photobook Library; Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece.


We were thrilled to be awarded second place winners of the PhotoNOLA review prize in December from among many fine photographers.

Processed Views goes viral! LensCulture, BBC Global, CNN, Feature Shoot, Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, Diply, Huffington Post/Canada, Food & Wine Magazine, OurAge Is13, Landscape Stories (Italy), Pixable, Lenscratch, Dodho Magazine (Spain) and many more. Featured in print magazines Resource, China Photo World, Float and Oxford American.

PhotoBook 2014
curated by Karen Davis and Paula Tognarelli
Jan 8 – March 15, 2015/Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Ma
Nov – Dec , 2014/Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, New York

August 23 – September 28, 2014
In Focus: A Juried Selection of Artists Books
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
juried by Rebeca Senf, Darius Himes, Mary Virginia Swanson, Larissa Leclair

October 3 – November 30, 2014
Stella: The Nature of a Collective
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois
Botany and Memory Workshop: November 3

November 3 – December 4, 2014
Food for Thought
Hewitt Galleryof Art, Marymount Manhattan College, New York

June 2014
A great interview with Pete Brook about Processed Views on the 150th anniversary of Yosemite National Park

May 2 - June 13, 2014
Artemisia After 40: Current Work by Past Members
Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago,

February 1- April 27, 2014
aroundcenter, a site specific installation by Jan Tichy
Chicago Cultural Center


November 6 - 10, 2013
Unconventional Photography
Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China
curated by Yan Li, High Noon Arts and Culture

September 3 - 29, 2013
Pacific Midwest
Newspace Gallery, Portland, Oregon
curated by the collective Milwuakee,

September 6 - October 9, 2013
Consumed: Nourishment & Indulgence
Ponder Food as Love is included in this exhibition exploring our complex individual and societal relationships with food.
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

featured on the blog: The Typologist

Critical Mass 2013 finalists

July 5 - August 21, 2013
Unbound 2! Invitational
Candela Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
curated by Gordon Stettinius

June 8 - August 21, 2013
Historic Processes/Contemporary Visions
Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, Florida

May 2
60 Word/Min Art Critic Lori Waxman wrote a terrific on-the-spot-review during her Inova Gallery performance in Milwuakee which you can read here.

Hayden's Ferry Review Spring/Summer 2013, Issue #52

After Hours, Issue #26, with a poem byPatricia McMillan

March 30 - April 20, 2013
Photography and Environmental Concern
PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
juried by Kate Ware, Curator of Photographs, New Mexico Museum of Art

March 14- April 13, 2013
Ponder Food as Love solo show at Loyola University, Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex, Chicago

People's Photography Beijing, China, February 27, 2013 issue

February 21 - March 20, 2013
The Joyce Elaine Grant exhibition
Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas
curated by Sarah Kennel, Associate Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art

February 4 - March 13, 2013
Parallax, a national exhibition juried by Martha Madigan, artist and Chair, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of Notre Dame, Gormley Gallery, Baltimore, MD



Fall 2012

Critical Mass 2012 finalists

October 12-December 3, 2012
1979:1-2012:21 Jan Tichy works with the MoCP Collection
Museum of Contemporary Photography

October 19-December 13, 2012
Portrait Society,solo show, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 9-November 24, 2012
Wisconsin Photography at Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Fresh Header

Summer 2012

July 25-August 18, 2012
The Wall: Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Page: Blink Magazine/August 2012 issue
The Internet: Flak Photo /July-August 2012


Spring 2012

May4-July 7, 2012
After Classical Portraiture
Schneider Gallery, Chicago

May 3, 2012
Digital Darkroom Slide Show Night
Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

May25-June 23,2012
Alternative Processes exhibition curated by Christopher James
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

Diffusion Magazine, Spring issue 2012
Showcase of handcoated processes curated by Blue Mitchell

Imprints Magazine, June issue 2012
Interview in Professional Women Photographers magazine


December 2011

Dec. 16, 2011- Jan. 13, 2012
Tapped 2, Manifest Gallery, Cincinatti, Ohio
Paired with our former teacher Patty Carroll in Tapped 2, a show that recognizes the student-teacher bond.

Dec. 2, 2011 - Jan. 14, 2012
Every Day, Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

collect.give book

November 2011
The charity-based online photography gallery collect.give announces the release of a book celebrating the project's first 50 photographers – all of whom have pledged to donate 100%
of their print proceeds to charities they've selected.

With an essay about our work by Lisa Hostetler >>DOWNLOAD PDF

To purchase:


November 21, 2011
LENSCRATCH blog feature by Aline Smithson

"The stunning series … Natural History, features one-of-a-kind cyanotypes that incorporate portraiture and botanicals. The juxtaposition of faces that show history and presence with the fragility of flowers and plant life bring a renewed energy to the standard portrait."

Soho Photo

November 3- December 2, 2011
First place winners of Soho Photo's Alternative Processes Competiton curated by Michael Paris Mazzeo

“My top choice was Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman's exquisite portraits of elderly women adorned with botanical specimens by way of cyanotype photograms. An elegant elegy to old age and the passage of time, this work also nicely references Anna Atkins, an English botanist and the first recognized female photographer, who is credited with publishing the first book of photographic illustrations, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions."

Stella ArtCart

October 2011
To celebrate Chicago Artists Month theme 'Artful Networks', Stella, a collective of Chicago women photographers of which we are a part, exhibited and participated in a panel discussion at the Chicago Photography Center. The Stella Art Cart, with mini portfolios of members work, appeared at the Center and at Filter Photo Festival's Portfolio Walk giving away suckers and photo fortune cookies.

Illuminating the Issue: Artists Book as Social/Political Critique, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin, Oct. 10-Dec. 30. 2011.

University of Wisconsin Faculty show, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Oct. 16-Nov. 20, 2011.

In an ongoing effort to preserve women's history, we participated in a memoir workshop, video, website development and celebrations around the 30th anniversary of the exhibition of Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Chicago. We were members of the Steering Committee from 1979-81 which worked for 2 years to bring the exhibition to Chicago. or listen at Women's Media Group, Inc/Coming to the Table.

Still Wet

May 2011
LENSCRATCH Mother's Day Exhibition

Aline Smithson's blog collection of the many guises of mothers.

Changing Chicago

April 29- July17, 2011
Public Works at the Museum of Contemporary Photography

curated by Natasha Egan looks at geographically and chronologically diverse examples of infrastructure captured through the lenses of historic and contemporary photographers and artists. This is work from our series done on the suburbs for the Changing Chicago Project.

Focus Project

February 2011
Focus Project: LOVE
Top 25 photographers

“Through the clever juxtaposition of the naked body with food, Ciurej and Lochman's subtly suggestive photographs investigate ideas of obsession and consumption, ultimately commenting upon our primal instinct to devour a feast laid out before us.”

Consuming Passion featured on the photography blog, oitzarisme. November 2010.

dialogue7 December 1, 2010 - January 2, 2011: Dialogues with Michelangelo in At Her Age, an exhibition about Women, Age and Sex, curated by Martha Wilson at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.

collect.give page

October 2010 - ongoing:
great photos | greater good

collect.give was founded in 2009 by Kevin Miyazaki as a place to collect contemporarty photography and donate to causes at the same time. The photographers pledge to donate the proceeds of the sales of their edition to causes they support.

We are donating 100% of the sales of an edition of 25 to the Voices and Faces Project, a national documentary project created to give voice and face to survivors of sexual violence.

August 2010: With some urgency to get the second wave of feminism in Chicago recorded, we are working with the Women and Leadership Archives at Loyola University to establish archives of the artists from Artemisia Gallery, 1973-2003.


Plum was selected by juror Brian Clamp of Clamp Art for inclusion in the show Consumption at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado in July 2- July 24, 2010.

You can view the show at :

Portraits from our series All Things Are Always Changing were shown as part of the exhibit To See Ourselves as Others See Us: Contemporary Wisconsin Portraiture curated by Graeme Reid and Debra Bremmer. Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, Wisconsin through August 29, 2010.


August 2010: As part of J. Shimon & J. Lindemann's collaborative project with the Portrait Society in Milwaukee, we had our portraits taken joining the continuum of photographic history. "The project pays homage to the 'real photo postcard' – a way for isolated people in small Midwestern towns to show-and-tell something about their existence to family and friends in far-away places a century ago via the mail. The commissioned portrait-making process is fraught with issues of mortality, sentimentality, nostalgia, humility, utility, vanity and self-acceptance all encapsulated in a performance of self standing on the black tape line." Read more about the Real Photo Postcard Survey Project.



We were among 175 finalists in 2009 Photolucida's Critical Mass for our portraits. They shared some of the juror comments with us: "Truly some of the most refreshing work I have seen in a long time. The roman bust approach along with incredibly sensitive(but revealing) lighting as a process and aesthetic work incredibly well together. The choice of women also seems important and a key part to your success. These faces offer lines to a long story worth reading. The culmination, some kind of magic I would call a fine display of matriarchy and as you said in your statement – there is not much of this out there in the world to be found. They are a bit uncomfortable to look at initially because they are both confrontational and soft – great work."



natural history
ponder food as love
processed views
watch me grow
archive of past work


Journal Notebooks


©2010 Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

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