Inspiration

NATALIE CHRISTENSEN | Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe

Image: “Gestalt at Monument Valley” 2017, © Natalie Christensen

Image: “Gestalt at Monument Valley” 2017, © Natalie Christensen

I am thrilled to announce, that Natalie Christensen is having her first gallery exhibition at Turner Carrol Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Natalie was interviewed a year ago on Women in Photography.

Natalie is a photographer based in Santa Fe, is a frequent contributor to online contemporary and fine art photography magazines, and has won several regional awards and shown work in the U.S. and internationally including London, Dusseldorf, New York, and Los Angeles.

First trained as a Jungian psychotherapist, Christensen developed a love of photography and the psychological implications contained in “found” visual environments. As she immersed herself in her photographic art, she became keenly aware that the viewer’s perception of a naturally occurring visual vignette is determined by the way the viewer “frames” the vignette in their own mind, in the same manner, a photographer frames a visual vignette with their camera lens.

Thus, Christensen began finding natural and architectural vignettes in her newly adopted home of Santa Fe. Informed by her training in Jungian psychology, she frames each photograph to compel the viewer to immerse themselves in the psychological space she presents. Christensen’s newest photographs from her series depicting swimming pools and their surroundings will be included in the exhibition. Concepts of ritual/spiritual/psychological renewal and rebirth through descent into water and return to the land on which we humans live, invite the viewer to dive into their own interior perspective and perhaps emerge with one renewed and expanded.

The exhibition will run from 7th September till 1st October at Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Dorothea Lange / Vanessa Winship | Barbican London

Credit: (l) Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936 © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. (r) Vanessa Winship, Untitled from the series 'She Dances on Jackson', 2011-2012 © Vanessa Winship

Credit: (l) Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936 © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. (r) Vanessa Winship, Untitled from the series 'She Dances on Jackson', 2011-2012 © Vanessa Winship

If you are in London, be sure to visit the exhibition @ the Barbican featuring pioneering documentary photographer and visual activist, Dorothea Lange, and award-winning contemporary photographer, Vanessa Winship.

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The exhibition has amazing reviews and is running from 22nd June till 2nd September 2018. For more information click here.

Elliott Erwitt Exhibitions | Beetles & Huxley London

Picture © by Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London

Picture © by Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London

Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London, celebrates the 90th birthday year of photographer Elliott Erwitt, with a new exhibition. The exhibition includes over 50 photographs surveying Erwitt's career, ranging from photographs of New York in the late 1940s, to portraits of well-known figures and rare vintage prints from across Erwitt's career.

If you are in London, be sure to visit the Beetles & Huxley Gallery (3-5 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DE) from 24th January till 17th February. It will be a very exciting exhibition, you can get more information by clicking here

Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel - Exhibition, Helsinki

Francesca Woodman, From Space2, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 © George and Betty Woodman

Francesca Woodman, From Space2, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 © George and Betty Woodman

The American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958–1981) created a world of intimate and emotional pictures during her intensive life. Before her death at just 22 years old, Woodman became one of the most seductive and haunting photographers of all time.

The Finish Museum of Photography in Helsinki shows her work "On being an angle" till October 15th. for more information click here.

Women in Colour - Exhibition, New York City

Laurie Simmons, "How We See/Ajak (Violet)," 2015. © Laurie Simmons

Laurie Simmons, "How We See/Ajak (Violet)," 2015. © Laurie Simmons

"Women in Colour" is a show at RUBBER FACTORY in NYC. The exhibition exploring the pioneering role of women in the use of colour in photography. The show was curated by Ellen Carey and shows work of Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Penelope Umbrico - just a few to name. 

The exhibition runs until September 27th. Find out more HERE

Emma Elizabeth Tillman "Disco Ball Soul" - Exhibition London

Los Angeles, May 2012

Los Angeles, May 2012

Emma Elizabeth Tillman (b. 1986, Santa Barbara) is an American writer, director and photographer based in Los Angeles. Tillman works with analogue film photography, as well as moving image and has made her directorial debut with the short film The History of Caves in 2013. 

Left to right: p.37 Kingman, 2008, p.110 Iceland, 2010, p.50 Joshua Tree, 2011

Entitled Disco Ball Soul, her debut show features work created over a ten year period. Formed from fragments from her personal diaries it is an attempt to capture time in a series of beautiful analogue photographs and collages comprising handwritten extracts capturing the artist's life as it unfolds across various geographies, including France, Arizona, Iceland and California. Much of her never-seen-before work features intimate images of her life with her husband, Josh (the musician Father John Misty).  

p.87 New Orleans, 2014

If you are in London, don't miss to see the show. The show runs from 11. August till 30th August at  GALLERY 46, 46 Ashfield St, London (Tube: Whitechapel).

All images: © Emma Elizabeth Tillman, by courtesy of the artist