Fast Forward // Rewind, curated by Mary Stanley at MOCA GA, includes a range of other photographers and video makers.
The work for the exhibition was selected from a series of ongoing shows culled from “Ones To Watch,” part of annual photo festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP).
Highlighting talented photographers who deserve the consideration of serious collectors, ACP Ones To Watch have shown more than 80 photographers over the past eight years.
Fast Forward//Rewind at MOCA GA includes a selection of 19 of these Ones to Watch artists presenting video, installation and still photography created from the 70’s until now.
Artists include Holly Andres, Langdon Clay, Teri Darnell, Jody Fausett, Nancy Floyd, Adam Forrester, Preston Gannaway, Steve Giovinco, Amanda Greene, Martine Gutierrez, Tommy Kha, William Lamson, Carl Martin, Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Trenton Moore, Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay, Sarah Small, Sinziana Velicescu, and Bill Yates.
The themes covered are diverse, ranging from gender politics to colonialism, class representation, personal storytelling and intimacy.
The photograph of mine included is from the recent series, “Until the End of the World,” a project of night lyrical landscape photographs at the edge of inhabited places where traces of artificial light reveal evidence of people or towns as spectres in the distance. The focus is also on the environment; this image is from a residency fellowship in central Wyoming, and was a long one hour exposure of the moon “moving’ in the night sky and draws inspiration from both cinema and nineteenth century painting.