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Best Series: Alison A. Smith
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Best Series: Alison A. Smith   (Click on image for larger view)
CUT HAIR & HYDRANGEAS by Alison A. Smith
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Alison Smith says, "The works in the series, Vestige: Still Life, capture arranged, small-scale domestic scenes inspired by the classic and contemporary still life genre. 

Using “antique” objects -- purchased or inherited, cultivated or wild plantings from the land around my home or newly produced goods, I create a subtle tension between the natural and artificial. The tensions created by the various objects serve as a metaphor for clashes between personal and societal expectations and the ambivalences such tensions create. 

Serving both symbolic and indexical functions, the objects and the use of ambient, natural light also point to the passage of time, changing of seasons, growth, aging and loss.
 
I use a hybrid workflow, which results in a different balance of preparation and control of the process, while also allowing some chance.  All images are captured with a 4x5 large format view camera and color negative film, scanned, then edited and outputted as large-scale, digital archival pigment prints."
 
Alison A. Smith is a photographer who is interested in the built environment -- particularly the suburban landscape -- including domestic spaces and arranged still life.
 
Alison earned an MFA in Studio Art - Photography with Distinction from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 2010. She earned a BFA in Studio Art - Photography with a minor in Women's Studies from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 2006.

Her work has been exhibited in national photography galleries, centers, university galleries and museums including most recently: Midwest Center for Photography - Wichita, KS, The Center for Fine Art Photography - Fort Collins, CO, The Hite Institute, Schneider Hall Galleries at the University of Louisville, and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art - Fort Wayne, IN.  
 
Alison is currently serving as a senior lecturer and photography lab manager at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, in the Department of Cinema & Photography, College of Communication and Media Arts. 


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POMANDERS & POMEGRANATE by Alison A. Smith
BEST SERIES
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