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Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art

Posted in Uncategorized by eighteentwentysix on May 4, 2009
photographs and writing by Sophie Callie

photographs and writing by Sophie Callie

This Saturday I paid a visit to the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, and I really enjoyed myself! Here are some photographers I loved.

The first set that caught my eye was by a French photographer, writer, conceptual, and installation artist, Sophie Callie. The piece was a set of two photographs with a writing below. In the exhibit, the writing was sewn onto a large piece of fabric. The first in these two was one of the two I saw at the museum. Really beautiful, full of emotion.

The next photographer is Alessandra Sanguinetti, a magnum photographer who only photographs in Argentina.

In 1999, Alessandra Sanguinetti began working on a series of photographs which register the saga of two young cousins named Guille and Belinda, then nine and ten years old. Cultivating an intimate relationship with the pair over the past five years, Sanguinetti collaborates with the girls to construct images fueled by the dreams, fantasies, and fears that accompany the psychological and physical transition from childhood to adulthood.

"In 1999, Alessandra Sanguinetti began working on a series of photographs which register the saga of two young cousins named Guille and Belinda, then nine and ten years old. Cultivating an intimate relationship with the pair over the past five years, Sanguinetti collaborates with the girls to construct images fueled by the dreams, fantasies, and fears that accompany the psychological and physical transition from childhood to adulthood."

The next photograph is by a Massachusettes artist, Jack Pierson.

“Pierson has made a name for himself with a body of work that includes photographs, collages, word sculptures, installations, drawings and artists books. His “Self-Portrait” series was shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and his works are collected by major museums worldwide.”

I really enjoyed this photo from the “Self-Portrait” series.

Self Portrait No. 4 By Jack Pierson

Self Portrait No. 4 By Jack Pierson

Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to leave you with a photo by a very talented photographer, Samantha Salzinger. Samantha is both FIU and Yale educated, and she is my photography professor. These photographs are truly unique.

“These photographs explore themes of reality and fiction utilizing the mechanism of the diorama, creating hand-built miniatures of the landscape and catastrophic events of nature. The photographs begin with a 4 x 5″ traditional view camera, creating transparencies that are then digitally scanned and manipulated. Through this process I am interested in investigating the human desire to control and predict nature. As the images romanticize nature as untouched and uncontrollable, the irony is that what you see is entirely synthetic and created by human hands.”

Bermuda Triangle, 2008 By Samantha Salzinger

Bermuda Triangle, 2008 By Samantha Salzinger

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