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Eyes of Fovea
Fovea: A small depression in the retina, constituting the point where vision is most clear.
Under the direction of exhibit curator and Fovea board director, Sabine Meyer and founding member and director Stephanie Heimann-Markham, volunteers worked into the weekend to prepare for the opening of “Eyes of Fovea”.
The current exhibition is an opportunity for the gallery to display the work of those individuals who have been an important part of supporting Fovea in their mission, To Educate Through Visual Journalism as they near their third-year anniversary in Beacon, NY.
The exhibit is a wonderful reflection of photographers that truly understand documentary photography is not bound by subject or style. It’s only mission is to inform the viewer.
Thoughts from a photographer:
Visual inspiration came early from the works of painters Georgia O’Keeffe, Picasso and Van Gogh. The idea of creating something beautiful that originated in one’s mind and flowed through the body from hand to canvas was fascinating.
I found the process was laborious and painful. My mind expected perfection and an exact reproduction of the subject that could not be produced…the camera was a perfect tool.
The impact through photojournalism and documentary photography offers the ability to empower the world’s persecuted and forgotten. It offers a window to the viewer and changes lives for those who are accepting to change.
The camera is both a mask and shield for the photographer; a tool to create beauty and document better human understanding; replacing fear with knowledge.