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NATALIE YOUNG

Posted by The Center on June 26, 2010


(Photo credit: Georgia and Sabine #34, Natalie Young)

Photographer Natalie Young clearly sees eye to eye with her subjects. Reflected in Young’s lens, Georgia and Sabine are quiet reminders to take stock of the moments in life that do not come with fanfare or an invitation.

An excerpt from Young’s project statement reads:

Georgia and Sabine are my two girls, miniature dachshunds, who I’ve been photographing for years. Each image is a quiet moment on an ordinary day, just like thousands of other moments taken for granted… These unremarkable moments string together to create a life, and it is often in their midst where we find beauty, joy and peace.

More of Natalie’s work can be found at www.natalieyoung.com.
Her book, Georgia and Sabine, is also available for purchase.

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ANIMALIA // PAM FOX

Posted by The Center on June 18, 2010


(Photo Credit: Deer on Point by Pam Fox)

Pam Fox‘s photograph, Deer on Point,¬†from her Lure series, was awarded the Director’s Selection in the Center’s “Animalia” exhibition. Fox’s photograph of the fake deer questions the veracity of photography by depicting a constructed scene that, beyond the plastic, seems all too real.

An excerpt from Fox’s artist’s statement reads:

A camera is an instrument of pursuit and capture. Unlike the hunter who is in pursuit of real prey, the photographer is in the business of transforming the real and leaving it behind. As part of the image-making process, the lens inherently turns what is shot into artifice or symbol. There is visual ambiguity in the process: the lure calls us toward something seemingly real, something that instinctually draws us closer.

Captured and distorted by the camera, can a plastic deer or bird elicit a response similar to that evoked by a real animal? Does it become a target for human emotional response and the projection of feeling? I am interested in the tension between representation of these idyllic (fake) animals and the consequence of what might lie outside of the frame.

More of Pam’s work can be found at:
http://pamfox.net

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