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Gretchen Ann Graham

B&W & colour film photography

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art by somerville artist Gretchen Ann  Graham titled  "The Threat is Always From the Inside...Right?" West Greenwich, RI.
"The Threat is Always From the Inside...Right?" West Greenwich, RI. Archival gelatin silver print 11" x 14"
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Artist's Statement

I seek to communicate the essence of Place in my work; and to give viewers their own 'decisive moment'. I began regularly photographing at the age of 16, and after pouring over a Christmas gift, Ken Heyman's "All the World's Family," in 1983, I knew my camera would never be far from me! I work in 35mm format using silver-based and chromogenic film, developing my film and making my prints in a wet darkroom. Beginning with the writing and photography programs at Wesleyan University's Center for Creative Youth in high school, I continued to take formal classes in photography & darkroom technique throughout college. Upon graduating from New England College (NH) I moved to Washington, DC where I assisted a studio photographer, gaining experience in studio and darkroom management, and lighting technique. I've been an active and exhibiting photographer-member of Washington Street studios/art collaborative since 2008. As a member of The Art Connection Boston, I have photographs placed at TILL (Toward Independent Living & Learning) in Watertown, MA, Roxbury Community College, Bridgewater State University, and the Eliot Community Human Services in Malden. I exhibited in TEDxSomerville in 2012, and was an active SOS volunteer from 2012-2017. Ken Heyman, Eugene Atget, James Nachtwey, and Mary Ellen Mark are my photographic mentors; I seek to photograph as beautifully as Lord Dunsany wrote; and hope to photograph well enough to be remembered after I die.

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