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Posted by The Center on April 6, 2011

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© Sara Forrest; Director’s Selection

Sara Forrest spent the bulk of December 2010 in Ethiopia, at work on a photo documentary about patients and survivors of obstetric fistula titled Facing Hope. Working in collaboration with Allison Shigo, co-producer of the Emmy Award winning documentary on the same subject – A Walk to Beautiful – Sara raised funds for this project using Kickstarter. You can follow her experience via

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Posted by The Center on February 11, 2011

(Photo credit: Dorothy O’Connor, Nest from the series Scenes; Director’s Selection)

Georgia based photographer Dorothy O’Connor’s series Scenes is proof that photography projects often begin with one spectral idea and solidify when a more personal drive surfaces. O’Connor began this series “with a desire to build an image around fire.” As new photographs were completed, she discovered dream parallels and insights to unexamined emotions and experiences. This series has further evolved to include an installation component, utilizing live but silent models to literally draw O’Connor’s audience inside her head. The depth of cinematic detail involved in these undertakings calls to mind Gregory Crewdson or Jeff Wall.

Director’s Selection for the Portraits exhibition, Dorothy O’Connor recently held one such tableau vivant in her Southwest Atlanta studio.

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