As a photographer, I am forever moved by the power of the medium and its ability to embody the depth of human experience. Drawn to the ineffable and the curious nature of the real, I explore the visual complexities of our experience though interiors, still life, landscape and the body. My desire is to create images which reveal my love of the medium, the recognition of light, circumstance, and my need to roam toward the unknown.
I continue to work with an 8 x10, large format view camera and primarily employ the platinum/ palladium process. I received a Guggenheim Fellowship in the mid 90’s and have spent the major part of my career represented by Bonni Benrubi and Benrubi Gallery. In recent years, I have explored and produced exhibitions not of 8 x 10 palladium prints, but scanned and enlarged images, printed digitally. The breadth and depth of the large format negative remains a complete thrill to me. Opening the images up like this has been an equally joyful experience!
My work is held in major collections in the US and Canada including MOMA, The Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Fine Art in Houston, SFMOMA, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, New Orleans Museum of Art and the Canadian Centre for Photography in Montreal.
IN January 2020, before the world shut down, Dr. Deborah Willis curated five works from my long-term project MOTHERLAND into, MIGRATION (s) and the Meaning of Art, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Recent Fellowships include Bogliasco Foundation in Bogliasco, Italy, (2017), Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY (Where I was the recipient of the 2018 Meredith Moody Fellowship) and MASS MoCA, North Adams , MA, 2019
Many thanks for your consideration of my work and the care with which you approach it.