My work is about different aspects of my own personality…. But it’s always about connection, nuances, emotional dialogue, with others and self, touching on that which is familiar to us all rather than what sets us apart.
When asked what kind of photography I do I often find it difficult to answer. My work is not rigidly defined, though I think there is a commonality of emotion felt in much of it. I do some fine art, social documentary, humanistic, environmental portraiture, humorous, and recently compositional.
I rather see myself as fluid, like a rubber-band that is always stretching itself to see in new ways, to find different ways to express things and to not be confined by any one style. This is not on purpose. It’s just who I am and my own personality reflects the same.
It’s difficult to stay on a thematic, so I work many thematics at once, but I don’t try to make the shoe fit. I think in the end my work is two different things, responsive and compositional…. And I believe when looking through my body of work one gets an essence of who I am and where my heart lies.
Based in NY , a self taught photograper of 46, I developed a passion for images.
My work has been exhibited in solo and group shows ,at museums and galleries including the Center for Fine Art of Photography(CA), Texas Photographic Soceity, Griffin Museum of Photography (MA), A Smith Gallery(TX), SxSE Gallery(GA), Lightbox Photographic Gallery(OR)t,PH21Gallery (Budapest), Center for Fine Art Photography (CO), ), The Half King (NYC), Dark Room Gallery (VT), AHM Gallery (VA), Eyebuzz Gallery (NY),Davis Orton Gallery (Hudson, NY) and others.
just recently(2021), Doran was a winner in the Feature Shoot Global Billboard Project , where one of her images will be on a billboard shown on 37th street and 9th Avenue in New York City.
In 2017 she won the Julia Margaret Cameron Award competition for nudes; and was exhibited in Barcelona. Her work is included in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award’s “A collection of works by women photographers”.
In 2013, she was included in Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy, an exhibition at both Governors Island and the Museum of the City of New York, a collaboration between the Museum of the City of New York and the International Center of Photography. In 2011, she received an honorable mention in the Robert Cornelius Portrait Award competition.
She is currently working on several bodies of work, one looking at the concept of stillness, the aftermath of the Northern California Fires documenting communal life in the Mayan Communities of Guatemala, and Mexico, the people and life of the West Indies, the Amish of Davies County Indiana and many others.