Everything Changed, Then Changed Again
Awarded Artist Opportunity Grant from The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
January 28, 2012 - April 2, 2012; Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
April 5, 2012 - April 20, 2012; The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
Next Level Magazine, Issue 22, Pittsburgh Edition
'Everything Changed, Then Changed Again' features portraiture of women in transition, in locations undergoing their own transformation in and around Pittsburgh. Having grown up in Miami and Atlanta, I was not accustomed to Pittsburgh's long and isolating winters. I started this project in the midst of my second winter here, wanting to connect with people and build friendships.
There were a few locations I selected, but most often the subjects choose a place that is evolving or that is significant to them. It revealed a facet of their life we could discuss and explore, and is a great way of forming bonds and creating substantial, meaningful work.
These photographs document my attempt to build a community here and familiarize myself with the diverse and complex landscape. Through capturing these wonderful women on film, my own renewal is explored.
Tara by The Allegheny River in The Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011 was in 'Parallax-Women's Photography Exhibition' juried by Martha Madigan at Gormley Gallery, Norte Dame of Maryland University, and is currently on display at Tula Organic Salon in Pittsburgh.
My piece, Ashley by The Carrie Furnace, Rankin, PA, 2011 was on view in a group exhibition at Silver Eye. I was interviewed for an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune about the exhibit. Read more here.
Carrie Furnace: Contemporary Views
August 2 - 24, 2013
Silver Eye Center for Photography
This series led to the creation of a movie poster for an independent film called Monongahela. View the image taken and the poster here.