We had a full house on Monday evening, an energetic and enthusiastic audience and an atmosphere and energy that our speaker referenced in her warm words about the Society and its friendly members. We also had a hugely influential and thought provoking presentation by Maria. She is an educator and artist and her wise words and haunting images will shine brightly and sing loudly in the minds of our members for a very long time. The way Maria connects personally with her work, layers meaningful narrative and impact into her images, invents and sows questions, experiments and take risks, strives always to do something different, captures special moments and challenges with the unexpected, is inspirational and will hopefully influence the work of members and the questions their future work asks of our external judges.
We will keep in touch with Maria and Paul Hill, her collaborator and partner, and seek to learn more about their creative approach to photography through a formal, weekend workshop.