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Sarah Holbrook: Driving Home
From Friday, July 05, 2019 -  10:00am
To Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 06:00pm
 
 Contact  salmonfalls@megaplanet.com or (413) 625-9833

Shelburne Falls photographer Sarah Holbrook has been making photographs for most of her adult life. Whether she is standing in a small boat powering through icy arctic waters, or standing up through the moon roof of her car in the dark and snow (while her husband is driving, of course), Holbrook’s eye is open to the impressions her camera can make. In her words:

“Taking a photograph is part magical journey to the spot where the rock leans just West, the mountain breaks the clouds or the road curves into moonlight . . . part magical pause waiting for the light to turn, the receding wave to leave its signature . . . and part moment of recognition when the headlights catch snow and time stretches the landscape.

“I am grateful to have been able to hold a camera all these years. To try and catch the moments of sunlight in a glass of orange juice, moonlight on snow, icebergs before dawn.

“In 2010, leaving a friend’s house with the warm feelings of friendship and good food, driving home from Southern Vermont through the hills of Western Mass, I wondered if it was possible to capture that feeling and the beauty of the hills and winding country roads. I have spent the last eight years chasing these feelings which, when captured, created these homages to our back country roads.”

Holbrook studied Philosophy at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts and worked in photography, film and television in New York City in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. She worked solely with handmade cameras in the 1990’s and now works with both pinhole and digital cameras. As a local photographer she has spent most of her life photographing in New England. Currently she travels to Greenland, Iceland and other Polar Regions. She incorporates movement and low light in her work, with snow, ice, night and water as her inspirations. Most recently she traveled to Baja to witness whales in their birthing grounds. Lucky for us, Holbrook shares her travels through the beautiful and profound photographs she makes.

Holbrook’s exhibit can be viewed July 5 through September 1 at Salmon Falls Gallery, Shelburne Falls, MA, with a reception for the artist Sunday, July 21, 3-5pm. Saxophone by Loren Feinstein. For more information, go to SalmonFallsGallery.com or call the gallery at 413.625.9833.

Location Salmon Falls Gallery
Parking is available on site.