Sunday, May 15, 2011

Save the Date!

Society for Photographic Education Northwest Regional Conference
Nov. 4-6, 2011
at Spokane Falls Community College

The conference, titled Visual Evolution, will invite photographers, both SPE and non-members, from all over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska. Attendees will include professional imagemakers, instructors, students, hobbyists and collectors who are interested in relevant photographic trends, technologies, and education. This year’s schedule will include individual imagemaker presentations, panel discussions, multiple gallery exhibitions, portfolio reviews, and a trade fair.

SPE, a national nonprofit organization, provides not only a forum for the discussion of photography as a means of creative expression and cultural insight, but nurtures its development through teaching, criticism, and scholarship. For more information, go to

Image copyright by Erik Sohner

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Upcoming exhibition

You Have Been Here
New Images by Melissa Rackham

Exhibition opens Friday, May 6th, 2011

Brick Wall Photographic Gallery
530 W. Main/Skywalk
Spokane, Washington 99201

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Portland Images

Had a great trip to Portland. I spent most of the weekend at galleries and museums, but had a little time to photograph down by the water.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Recent Images

This bunch has a different feel than the others, don't you think?

Getting Back In the Game

After a great weekend workshop with Arno Minkkinen at Newspace Center for Photography, in Portland, I feel the creative juices flowing once again. I took a photo hiatus after having beautiful baby Maddy, tending to full-time mommyhood, and am only now feeling less rusty and more inspired. I am heading back down a path of curiosity of the world around me, exploring quiet scenes that feel familiar but unnerving. I don't know where this body of work is heading, but it feels like something I have been moving toward for awhile.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

For the Workshop

I created these new images within the past few weeks, in preparation for a weekend workshop. The assignment was given to think about the 3-dimensionality of photography and consider all of the edges/corners of the image frame while ignoring the center. These images were inspired by that notion.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Been Awhile...

So, my life has changed a bit since my last post! I am now the proud mother of 4 and a half month old, Madeleine Amelia. She is an absolute joy and is the apple of my eye (and my husband, Mike's). As you can imagine, her arrival has changed my work, both in subject and frequency. I returned to teaching in January, and as my energy has begun to return, so has my desire to get some images made. I have begun a new series, inspired by my curiosity of what my beautiful little girl sees. Imagining the world from her perspective has allowed me to see things anew, noticing peculiarities in my own surroundings. We shall see where this body goes.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Some Photos...

I keep forgetting to post new images...well, pretty new. I have found it increasingly difficult to find the energy to shoot! With baby here in a matter of weeks, I can foresee the scope of my work changing considerably.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Quick Post of Dallas Images...

Running out of the door for a gallery tour of Dallas, but wanted to post a few more new pictures.