Deb Schwedhelm: From The Sea
November 28, 2013 – January 19, 2014
Opening: Saturday, Dec 14, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, Dec 14, 6:30pm
New Orleans Photo Alliance hosts the work of 2012 PhotoNOLA Review Prize Winner, Deb Schwedhelm.
FROM THE SEA
My love for underwater photography began in my backyard pool, capturing the everyday riot of my children — swimming, playing with friends, relaxing in the sun, splashing, laughter, combat. But as I continued to photograph in the water, unexpected images began to surface. Shimmering fragments. Dark profiles. Murky truths. Whispering poetry. From the pool to rivers, lakes, springs, bay inlets and the expansive sea, this poetry spoke again and again. And I listened.
Being in the military system and having to relocate every few years, my family often lives in a world of uncertainty…untethered, without an anchor. But photographing in the waters near my temporary home has offered me a sense of peace and rootedness. The images in this series are an exploration of this sense of place and being. While I am photographing my children and their friends, I am also photographing myself, moving in and out of focus, allowing the liquid world to welcome me home. – Deb Schwedhelm
This exhibition is sponsored in part by Frame Destination.