25 Years of Photography

Written By: Connie Imboden
Reflections examines 25 years of work from one of the world's most preeminent surrealist and figurative photographers. Known for her experiments with light and underwater photography, Imboden’s images observe the human body in otherwordly instances: distortions caught between the reflected light on the glassy surface of water, submerged and weightless forms emerging from dark depths, or wrapped bodies repelled outward freeing themselves from static surroundings. Imboden’s strange and beautiful images are amazing works of skill, craftsmanship, and vision. Using only real settings and darkroom development, her work seems impossible without the augmentative measures of digital post-production, but as Imboden put it, her "intention has always been to explore the body, not alter it." Avoiding a didactic approach, Imboden leaves interpretation of her images to the individual. Imboden’s most pivotal and defining photographs have been selected — by the artist herself — from an immense canon of work for Reflections.
Format: Main Book
Publication Date: 3/17/2009
ISBN: 9781933784793
Pages: 184
Trim Size: 9 x 11.75

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Connie Imboden, Author: CONNIE IMBODEN is represented in many permanent collections including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The National Museum of American Art, The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Bibliotheque Nationales in Paris, France, and many other public and private collections throughout Europe and the Americas. Throughout the years, Imboden has shown her photographs in an extensive range of group and solo galleries and museums across the globe in England, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Costa Rica, Venezuela and the United States. In 1993 Imboden’s first book Out of Darkness won the Silver Medal in Switzerland’s “Schonste Bucher Aus Aller Welt” or “The Most Beautiful Book in the World” Award. Imboden has had four books of her work published in the last 25 years and maintains a presence in the photography world as one of the few master artists who innovatively leads continues to use film photography and complex light techniques—avoiding the increasing trend of digital photography and post-production. Currently, Imboden teaches at her alma mater: the Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as instructing at the International Center for Photography in New York City, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Recontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France, the University of Delaware, and The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.