First show of 2015 at Greenville Arts Council.
Spent most of Christmas and the New Year, printing 13 new works for this show, in additon to showing 12 large pieces from my MFA exhibition. Looking forward to seeing all the work on display in Greenville, MS later this month. The Delta Demoncrat-Times just wrote an article on the upcoming show, viewable in this article.
Finalists have been announced for the 2014 Clarence John Laughlin Award through the New Orleans Photo Alliance, and I'm in the running. Beyond humbled right now. I'll be shipping my portfolio for review to Mr. Del Zogg, Manager, Works on Paper & Photography Collections and Study Center at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston!
Clarence John Laughlin Award finalists viewable here.
The Magnificent Spiral (No. 5) by Clarence John Laughlin, 1948.
© The Historic New Orleans Collection. Accession number 19126.96.36.1991.
I have to admit, back when I was in photography class, I recall being told to check out Clarence John Laughlin's work a few times. It's of no surprise to me that I feel a connection to what he sought to do through photography, in addition to his own background as a writer.
"Everything that I see must become personal; otherwise, it is dead and mechanical. Our only chance to escape the blight of mechanization, of acting and thinking alike, of the huge machine which society is becoming, is to restore life to all things through the saving and beneficent power of the human imagination. "
- Clarence John Laughlin
I got online to see this image was shared in a LensCulture post featuring one of my images online! The Internet is pretty remarkable in the fact that just by getting 700 views alone, this is probably the most an image of mine has been disseminated before, which is pretty neat! Definitely a nice surprise.