A life, pocket cameras, and a studio practice.
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Monday, February 9, 2009
Desktop List #1
I've been getting a slew of lists on Facebook—where people state 25 things about them. I know the people and have reflected about; the need to make lists, the untruthfulness of some statements—perhaps kindly aspirational, first date topic prep in a capsule, insidious chain letters AND how these things would look as a visual list. To that end I turned the camera on myself, or more specifically my desk. Like the text some things are revealed, some hidden. Contained within are my mother, my children, my work life, my friends and a reflection of self, truthful but oblique, shorthand notes constrained by frame.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.