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Susan Worsham Revisits Childhood Neighbor in Unforgettable Series Exploring Loss

Susan Worsham

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Loss is something all too familiar for photographer Susan Worsham. Having lost her father to a heart attack at the age of 13, her brother to suicide at the age of 18, and finally her mother in 2004, Worsham has begun to fold these pieces of loss and love together through her work. Bittersweet on Bostwick Lane is an exploration of Worsham’s childhood home as well as her oldest neighbor, Margaret Daniel, who she describes as “one of the last remaining threads from my childhood and was the last person to see my brother alive.”

Transporting Photos of Three-Dimensional Spaces Evoke An Alternate Reality

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Garrett Baumer was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1981. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Louisville in 2006 and his Master of Fine Arts in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2012. Shortly after graduating Baumer became the artist in residence in digital arts/photography at the Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, where he is also an instructor. Along with his responsibilities at Lillstreet he is an adjunct faculty member at Harrington College of Design where he teaches photography.

Intriguing Portraits of Town Wanderers

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Photographer Allison Sexton earned her MFA in Photography from Yale University and was the 2010 recipient of the Tracey Baran Award. She currently lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts and is an adjunct professor at the Greenfield Community College. She recently talked to us about Striders, a series of intimate portraits connecting photographer and subject.

Photographer Works with Battered Negatives to Depict Farm Life

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Odette England grew up on a dairy stud farm in South Australia. When she was 14, falling milk prices and rising maintenance costs forced her parents to sell the farm. Now 22 years later, England recalls her childhood land in her series, Thrice Upon a Time. Every month for one year, from December 2010, England’s mother and father revisited her former family farm wearing a set of negatives England had made of the farm in 2005 on the soles of their shoes. As her parents walked the land, the negatives became imprinted and worn with dirt and debris, home and memory.