Silver 2020 / Fine Art / Abstract

Photograms Literary #27

  • Photographer
    Wendy Paton
  • Agency / Studio
    Wendy Paton Photography, Inc.
  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Abstract

Photograms Literary portrays a visual object whose power is the transformation of the abstract, making the physical object, now airborne, like words flying off the pages in a book, and relative to our time. These images use a visual language that metamorphose a literal and literary object, the book, into an interpretation of abstraction. As printed books are fading from our lives, being replaced by the digital medium, so is the gelatin silver photograph being replaced by our mobile phones and digital photographic technology.

Wendy Paton is an award winning American photographer best known for her dramatic black & white, candid, nocturnal portraits, first seen in her series and monograph, Visages de Nuit. Paton's work has been exhibited in solo US & international gallery & museum exhibitions. Her photographs are included in the permanent collections of Still Art, Moscow; Bibliothéque nationale de France; Spallart Collection, Austria; Museé de la Photographie, Belgium; James A. Michener Art Museum, USA; Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow and many notable private collections.