Anonymous Among Us

DECEMBER 24, 2015 - FEBRUARY 19, 2016

Reception: SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Karen Callen
www.karencallenstudios.com

Anonymous Among Us: Images from a New England Potter’s Field

This exhibition is from a photo essay featuring numbered paupers’ grave markers in Taunton, MA. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Taunton Cultural Council.

One of the main goals in my photography is to capture abstractions, minute details, moments in time, and the emotions they evoke. While my photographs are digital, I use computer software sparingly, making minimal adjustments to the digital file. For me, the thrill of photography is in the hunt ‘ finding the unusual and the unexpected and capturing those instances. To build images in Photoshop or another software program would remove the reward I get from that spontaneity, from the ‘aha’ moment of realizing I’ve just come across something very special.