Women in Color

Conversation: Margot Hartford with Ron Bienner Thur, March 16, 7PM
Feb 4-Mar 18, 2023

Women in Color

Margot Hartford

Conversation with Margot Hartford & Ron Bienner: Thursday, March 16, 7PM at HMPC
Margot Hartford moderated by Ron Beinner who has collaborated with the editors, writers, photographers and art directors of Vanity Fair magazine to creatively produce covers, portraits and portfolios on location from Anchorage to Timbuktu since 1998.
Exhibit Dates: February 4-March 18, 2023
Gallery Hours: T-Th 3-8:30 pm  Sa  11am-4:30pm

In 2019 I started to develop a series of photographs that focused the camera on women. I wanted to include women of all ages and ethnicities, but keep their identity anonymous. My goal was to depict strong, capable women in a variety of graphically simple images.

My first decision was usually the selection of a prop, then I moved onto sourcing wardrobe and then finding an interesting location. I also chose bold colors whenever possible, in the wardrobe and for the backgrounds. Most of the models are my friends, mainly fellow artists, who I can always rely on. 

More about Margot Hartford:

Margot has been a lifestyle photographer for over 20 years, photographing people and interiors for websites, magazines and for personal portfolios. 

​Interior design and decorating has always been a passion of hers, and Margot has been invited to photograph some of the most beautiful residences in Northern California, Toronto, The Netherlands and other parts of Western Europe. She is also a monthly contributor to Houzz, an online resource and guide to residential remodeling projects and garden design.

​Margot has always been involved in art and DIY design. In addition to photography she produces mixed media collages, combining photography with paint and paper. Encaustic wax (heated beeswax) is another medium Margot works with, and she teaches workshops which introduce participants to encaustic painting techniques. Her art website is: mhartford.com