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Rosalind Solomon, Jumping Off Place: How My Life Animates My Work

On Thursday May 1st artist Rosalind Fox Solomon will speak about how her life experience animates her work. Solomon will discuss sources of the internal, visual language that puts her in touch with her subjects. She will speak of about her personal history and why at age 38, she began her life as an artist and photographer, revealing what led her to examine relationships and ritual; survival and struggle. Throughout her lecture, Solomon will share images, beginning with her earliest pictures in the American South and ending with a preview of her recent photographs from Israel and the West Bank which will be exhibited in Prague in September. THEM, a book of Solomon’s photographs interspersed with fragmented texts, will be published by MACK in late May. Solomon’s images continue to be widely published and exhibited around the world.  In 2005, Solomon began to organize her extensive archive which came to the Center for Creative Photography in 2007. The Rosalind Solomon Archive contains a key set of over 1000 fine prints, unique books, and other art works, which together with Solomon’s original negatives, transparencies, personal papers, letters, business files, scrapbooks, video, audio tapes and other documentation chronicle her long and productive career. Selections from this archive are included in the exhibition The Process and The Page: Developing Photographic Books currently on view at the Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography at the Phoenix Art Museum (through August 17th, 2014). *Meet Solomon on Friday May 2nd during our Photo Friday