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Indoor / Outdoor Living 3, 2014, 32" x 40," pigment on rag.  © Lauren Henkin.  

Indoor / Outdoor Living 3, 2014, 32" x 40," pigment on rag.  © Lauren Henkin.
 

Introducing:  Second Nature

I'm thrilled to introduce my most ambitious body of work to date, Second Nature.  Made over 3 years entirely in Maine, these still and moving images address our changing relationship with Nature, from engagement to simulation. 

I wondered how living increasingly in an interior environment, in what author Richard Louv describes as an "electronic bubble," would affect how we engage, perceive and recall Nature.  I wanted to raise important questions about how we relate to Nature in a time of great environmental uncertainty and question photography’s role in this changing relationship. 


Current Exhibition: Center for Maine Contemporary Art

Second Nature is presented in its entirety in the newly constructed Center for Maine Contemporary Art designed by Toshiko Mori. The show will run through October 23.

Installation, Center for Maine Contemporary Art. © Lauren Henkin.

Installation, Center for Maine Contemporary Art. © Lauren Henkin.


Introducing:  What's Lost is Found

I'm very happy to share a new body of work, What's Lost is Found, a series of photographs made in May, 2015 as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for The Do Good Fund, a non-profit based in Columbus, Georgia, whose mission is to collect and exhibit photographs taken in the American South since World War II.  The residency was based in Hale County, Alabama, the heart of the Black Belt and sacred terrain for any photographer.

10 photographs from the residency are being added to The Do Good Fund's collection.  This work would not have been possible without Do Good's generous support.

From What's Lost is Found.  © Lauren Henkin.

From What's Lost is Found.  © Lauren Henkin.

Upcoming Exhibition: Birmingham Museum of Art

I'm thrilled to announce that What's Lost is Found will be presented in a solo exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art opening this fall, curated by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.  The exhibition will open on November 4th and run through April 30, 2017.  I will be in attendance for the opening and will give a talk at the Museum the evening of November 4th.  More information can be found on the Museum's website here.


Upcoming Talk: Eye South Symposium

I will be participating in the Eye South, a two-day symposium exploring main themes in contemporary photography: the narrative image, publication of printed matter, and the challenges of making visual history. I will be speaking in a panel discussion, Publication Now… addressing the publication of printed matter, new online photographic communities, and the challenges of making visual history in an age when everything is recorded. Other panelists include David Chickey (founder, Radius Books), Taylor Curry and Carson Sanders (co-founders, Aint-Bad Magazine). Eye South is from October 14-15 in Columbus, Georgia.  More information here.