You make my shutter go CLICK!
Beth Brown is an urban portrait & fashion photographer as well as a behind the scenes documentary photographer for film. She is also the founder of The Big Black Book NYC, a social media directory of small business owners in the NYC area. A native of Sidney, NY, Beth is currently residing in Brooklyn which was the inspiration for her street photography & poetry book Brooklyn.
In 2017 Beth was one of 10 female NYC artists chosen to be a part of Save Art Space’s exhibition & public art installation entitled The Future is Female. In 2014 she was a Top 5 finalist for NAWBO’s Small Business Week video contest No Small Thing. Beth received an Award of Merit for the 2013 CAA Regional Juried Art Exhibition. She was a Guest Artist at the Smithy Pioneer Gallery in Cooperstown, NY 2012-2014. The Brooklyn Tabernacle’s 2012 mission ministry trip to the Dominican Republic was documented by her photos. Her clients include film production companies, music & film talent, published authors, non-profit organizations, an international cake boutique & private collectors of fine art.
Her photography has been presented in: The Future is Female, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Elijah Thomas gallery at the Delaware County Historical Association, the Mariea Brown & Raymond Loft Galleries by the Chenango Arts Council Norwich, The Wilber Mansion by the Community Arts Network of Oneonta, & the Sidney Memorial Public Library.
“I believe all things in life should be done with love. My mission is to compose powerful images that are palpable. My desire is to be in the moment with my subjects & capture their honest emotions with every click of the shutter.”
“The concept for this video is that one person is never insignificant. Instead, one person can evolve into something beyond what is imagined. As the owner of a small photography business, I rely heavily on my network. For this video, I explored the idea of how one particular event three years ago has had a long-term impact on the growth of my business. This has been the case for me over and over again: one person leading me to another and then to another. People are my business and that is ‘no small thing!’” —Beth