9.18.2012

LYDIA PANAS: Exhibitions Here + There

Fish
Falling From Grace...

Photograph (c) Lydia Panas



Lydia Panas

A Suspended Moment
Photograph (c) Lydia Panas


It's a Matter of Perspective, Mr.President
Photograph (c) Lydia Panas

Our earliest relationships factor considerably in determining whom we turn out to be. For three years, in hot weather and cold, I invited families of various forms to stand before my lens. I asked them not because I knew what to expect, but because I was curious to see what would happen. These groups and occasional individuals stood graciously before me. I watched how they arranged themselves and then began to photograph them with my view camera.

In these pictures of family relationships, the details matter most. Although they portray engaging people, verdant landscapes and beautiful light, the photographs also provide more subtle clues for understanding the nature of my work.

These images depict specific people, but they go beyond portraits to explore the universal questions of how we feel. The pictures ask that we look deeper than the surface for what lies underneath: that complex part of our own personalities we often don’t see. – Lydia Panas

THE MARK OF ABEL
Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco
September 5 - October 7

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Monograph: The Mark of Abel
Essays by Maile Meloy and George Slade
96 Pages, 52 Color Photographs
Kehrer Verlag

2 comments:

theplantgardener said...

thank you elizabeth for sharing such a diverse selection of photos and artists
you're opening a new world forme

by land by air by sea said...

in the tradition of so many
joseph koudelka, avedon, and large format work
i am so very happy to see this sort of photography.
thank you