Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, BFA
About Alison Taggart-Barone
I've been a photographer since high school in the late 1960's and I believe the camera can show us the beauty that surrounds us, if we pay attention.
I hold a BA from Rochester Institute of Technology (1976) and a MA from San Francisco State University (1984). Having worked in most aspects of the photography world over the years, I'm currently the Photo Editor and Senior Photographer for the San Francisco Golden Gate National Recreation area.
In my series "Ova Mundi" , I study the questions surrounding beauty and decay, fertility and aging. "The Dock Diary" is a rumination on a difficult year, as seen by looking at a small boat dock from the exact same spot, day after day. "The Line" is a contemplation of things that separate us: before and after, above and below, you and me, he and I. During the lockdown of Covid 19, I spent time reflecting on my life and artistic voice in the most recent work, "Ambiguous Loss, a Covid Story". When my elderly mother passed away in a care facility 3000 miles away, and I turned to photography to say the things unsaid between her and I.
Photography provides me a place to study the world, ask questions, and find my own answers.