Présentation de l'éditeur :
"Maude Schuyler Clay started her color portrait series Mississippi History in 1975 when she came upon her first Rolleiflex 2¼ camera. At the time, she was living and working in New York and paid frequent visits to her native Mississippi Delta whose landscape and people continued to inspire her.
Over the next twenty-five years, the project, which began as The Mississippians, evolved into an homage to Julia Margaret Cameron. A definitive pioneer of the art of photography, Cameron lived in Victorian England and began her photographic experiments in 1863, after receiving the gift of a camera. The expressive, allegorical portraits of her friends and family as well as her artful approach to capturing the essence of light are the driving forces behind Clay’s nostalgic recollection of carefree moments of family life and play in Mississippi in the 1980s and ’90s."
Traduction partielle :
"Le projet de l'artiste de documenter les paysages et les gens de son Mississippi natal, débuté en 1975, a évolué en un hommage à Julia Margaret Cameron. Les portraits expressifs et presque allégoriques de sa famille et de ses amis, ainsi que son approche artistique de l'utilisation de la lumière sont les moteurs du travail nostalgique de Maude Schuyler Clay, qui cherche à capturer les moments de jeux et de vie familiale du Mississippi des années 80 et 90."
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