Spring is in the Air!
Life Along the Turnpike: Bridgehampton Today
Margaret Hopson and her son, Wayne
Galban Barns, Sagaponack
First winter snow
VANISHING LANDSCAPES (c) Exhibition
The Bridgehampton Historical Society exhibition of my VANISHING LANDSCAPES (c) series has ended its run. The photographs in the exhibition were taken over a 20 year period in the greater Bridgehampton area. The exhibition was well attended and it was great to have my name in big print on a banner right out on Main Street, Montauk Highway Bridgehampton. Thanks to all who stopped in and enjoyed the exhibition. You can see selections from the series at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.
A selection of photographs from my Vanishing Landscapes series:
Father & daughter
My Crooked Knee photographic essay was on exhibit in our Gallery this spring. The photographs are of my father and family in the last year of his life with dementia. As a photographer I created this personal, expressionistic essay, and seek to publicly exhibit it, in order to lift the veil on the hidden but universal experience of the death of a loved one.
On April 5 the shop hosted the event, The Art of Caregiving: Artists and Photographers Illuminate Caregiving. Maryann read excerpts from two books: An Uncertain Inheritance, an anthology edited by Nell Casey, and The Florist’s Daughter by Patricia Hampl. Both terrific books. I spoke about using the craft of photography to shape the experience — the good & the bad — hopefully offering insight and a little redemption to others who have or will take a similar journey.
The discussion revolved around artists’ response to experiencing the sickness and death of a loved one. A packed audience listened and responded, exhibiting a strong interest in a more open dialogue about death in our culture.
I am interested in exhibiting Crooked Knee in other public spaces; and welcome ideas or inquiries. I will write more on the essay in the future.
– Kathryn Szoka
Bingo with grandsons