Waynflete Alumni Speaker Series Talk (Portland, Maine) October 3, 2013.

Portland Museum of Art (Portland, Maine) Biennial. Curator Jessica May. October 1, 2013-January 5, 2014.

Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA) Forty Eight States. Under Glass. Curator Paula Tognarelli. June 13-July 10, 2013.

Photo Center NW (Seattle, WA) selected works from Forty Eight States II. Musings. Curator John Bennette. August 16-September 15, 2013.

Center for Fine Art Photography (Ft Collins, CO) selected works from West. WATER!. Curator Wally Mason. August 30-September 28, 2013.

Lens Culture International Exposure Award 2012 (Paris, France) Honorable Mention, Forty Eight States II.

Paris Photo 2012 (Paris, France) Book Signing, Between Destinations, November 15-17, 2012.

Gallery Carte Blanche (San Francisco, California) Book Talk and Signing, Between Destinations, October 10, 2012.

Photoville (Brooklyn, New York) Solo Exhibition, Forty Eight States II and West, June 22 - July 1, 2012.

Cavallo Point (Sausalito/San Francisco, California) Group Exhibition, selected works from Between Destinations, May 2012 - May 2013.

Panopticon Gallery (Boston, Massachusetts) Group Exhibition, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", May 31 - July 9, 2012.

Between Destinations, Kehrer Verlag, limited edition book with essay by Alison Nordström and interview with Jane Reed. Available online through the photo-eye Bookstore and Release date: March 2012.

Between Destinations cover

Critical Mass Finalist. Forty Eight States. Photolucida. 2011

Galerie Huit (Arles, France). Open Salon at Rencontres d’Arles. 2011-2012. Travelling to Penang, Malaysia, January 2012.

Finalist, Galerie Huit Open Salon at Rencontres d’Arles.

Huntington Museum of American Art (Huntington, WV) George Eastman House traveling TRACKS: The Railroad in Photographs from the George Eastman House Collection, Forty Eight States, Nov 3, 2012-Jan 27, 2013.

Lishui Photo Festival (China) “American Life”. One of 30 non-Chinese photographers invited to visit and exhibit. November 4-10. Grand Prize Winner.

Jen Bekman Gallery (New York City), Group Exhibition, Dawn Till Dusk, 0356 from Forty Eight States II, June 17 through July 30. Artists include: Sally Mann, Alec Soth, Todd Hido, Ed Ruscha, Michael Light and others.

Electric Works (San Francisco, California) Solo Exhibition,Proscenium, February 18 - March 26, 2011

Electric Works is pleased to announce Proscenium, a new body of work by Candace Plummer Gaudiani. These large-scale color photographs, all taken from the vantage of a train window, theatrically capture and transform the rural geography of the United States. The window (along with its scratches, distortions and grime of travel) serves as a portal to a little-visited view of the nation. With the inclusion of curtains from the dining car these windows not only offer a view to the outside; they help set and alter the scene. Gaudiani's interest in the history of rural America, sense of memory and the timelessness of the natural landscape all play important roles in her dreamlike photography.

Candace Gaudiani

Orion Magazine. January/February Issue. Forty Eight States featured in article and West on back cover. In print and online at to subscribers. 2010-2011.

Cover of Orion Magazine

Article in Orion Magazine

Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas), 10th Annual Group Exhibition “High and Dry”. Near Marsh Flat Road UT from West. November 19, 2010 - January 14, 2011. Roy Flukinger, Juror

Critical Mass Finalist. West. Photolucida. 2010

Gaudiani’s Forty Eight States is travelling through 2011 in the George Eastman House exhibition: TRACKS: Photography and the Railroad from the George Eastman House Collection. Artists include: Carleton Watkins, Lewis Hine, William Henry Jackson, Aaron Siskind, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Fusco, Richard Misrach, Lori Nix, and others.

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TRACKS: Photography and the Railroad from the George Eastman House Collection

A survey of images depicting railroads and images related to railroads from around the world Tracks: Photography and the Railroad from the George Eastman House Collection covers more than 160 years of photographic and railroad history. This exhibition is sure to please a variety of audiences including historians, lovers of the American West, and train enthusiasts alike.

In a few decades at the beginning of the nineteenth century, two startling inventions changed human understanding of space and time. The railroad made it possible for people to travel well beyond a day's walk from the places of their births. The photograph permitted a kind of time travel that made detailed and exact memory possible, even beyond the grave. In the United States, both the railroad and the photograph were essential to the opening of the West and the development of national identity.

Even today, when the train is less and less important to most of us, its image retains the power to stir our feelings and engage our thoughts. Even if you have never ridden a train, you know about trains, whether it be through train watching, hearing the nearby whistle, placing pennies on the tracks, or playing with a model railroad. In this set of pictures, the railroad appears as technological triumph, violator of nature, symbol, myth, and nostalgic evocation of a better, nobler past.  Alison Nordström, Curator

The Figge Art Museum (Davenport, Iowa) George Eastman House traveling TRACKS: The Railroad in Photographs from the George Eastman House Collection, Forty Eight States, Jan 15-April 23. 2011

Midland Center for the Arts (Midland, Michigan) George Eastman House traveling TRACKS: The Railroad in  Photographs from the George Eastman House Collection, Forty Eight States, October 3 - December 23, 2010

The Cleveland Museum of Art acquires work from Forty Eight States. 2010.

Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate, San Francisco, California, continues to exhibit 24 pieces from Forty Eight States and 2 from Frontier States through 2013.

Candace Plummer Gaudiani, a monograph containing images from Forty Eight States and Frontier States is published by Cavallo Point, with an essay by Thom Sempere, Director, PhotoAlliance, San Francisco, California. 2008. Copies are available at Cavallo Point




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