Gold 2021 / Portfolio / Fine Art

Human

  • Prizes
    Gold in Portfolio/Fine Art, 2nd Place winner in Portfolio
  • Company
    Christy Lee Rogers
  • Photographer
    Christy Lee Rogers

Drama, movement and light come to life in swirls of color, set against the darkness of night in Rogers' depiction of the strength and opposing vulnerability of humanity. The name human was selected to presuppose a coming together of humanity into a modern renaissance, kindled by adversity and tribulation, and flowering into unforeseen new realities. If art was a passageway into the soul and something more profound within ourselves, she reminds us of our own vulnerabilities within a landscape of hope and magic.

My purpose behind the work is to question & find understanding in the craziness, tragedy, vulnerability, beauty & power of mankind. Christy Lee Rogers' obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor & warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.