Southern Illinois University Graduate School of Art
Photo Associations & Memberships:
SE Center for Photography
About Marianne Smith Dalton (mdaltonart)
Absorbed by a heightened sense of awareness that engulfs me whenever I am behind my camera lens, I am emboldened to discover the overlooked, the dark, the respites where splendor lives. I hunt the desolate reaches deep in nature, in the heart of the chaotic city and within each person I encounter. Crucial to my portraiture the camera enables me to separate while simultaneously engaging, prompting a spontaneous yet posed behavior with my subjects. It is this juxtaposition between what is real and what is created that intrigues me as I attempt to capture those special moments of deliberate chance. So too, photography becomes a tool to invent, enhance and modify the world around me enabling a personal escapism like no other.
I live and work in rural upstate NY. I hold an MFA from Southern Illinois U as well as a BFA and BS from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.
Marianne Smith Dalton (mdaltonart)'s Projects on LensCulture