FILTER PHOTO FESTIVAL 2015: Portfolio Review Round-Up / Susan Keiser

Photograph © Susan Keiser        
from the series Flooded in the upcoming exhibition “Illuminate"

I’ve followed the very interesting work of Susan Keiser for several years. I had just chosen one of her images (above) for the upcoming exhibition “Illuminate” I juried for The Center For Fine Art Photography, opening December 4th in Fort Collins, CO. And so I was very pleased to meet Susan again and view her latest work at Filter Photo Festival’s recent Portfolio Review in Chicago. Check out her website link below and be sure to drop in for the exhibition in Colorado if you are nearby.

"An eerie calm descends when the rains cease, the hurricane blows over, an angry god is appeased. Fast-moving water can float things never meant to ride the waves, and strange, often strangely beautiful scenes appear before us. Odd craft drift by—dinette sets, quilted settees—and we wonder at the sight of someone too lost or too tired to swim. We usually envision rivers as flat blue ribbons, but they are deep and layered. As the waters recede we become aware of what sank beneath the surface, adding to the river of memories at the bottom. Floods can be an overflow of water or an outpouring of tears. These are images of the river’s fullness and the heart’s despair. We come from water. We are made of water. And in the end, water not earth will take us." – Susan Keiser

 Photograph © Susan Keiser    

 Photograph © Susan Keiser    

“Illuminate” with Juror Elizabeth Avedon

 December 4, 2015 - January 16, 2016
The Center For Fine Art Photography
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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