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Sarah Weiss MFA thesis "7,223 Between" examines cherished memories through photography
MFA thesis gives photography meaning with lasting sentiment and inspiration by Sarah Weiss
By: Whim Publishing
Since leaving home, Sarah Weiss's family has moved many times. She has watched them slowly and individually migrate to different corners of the country. Over the course of the last nine years, she has traveled to visit her mother, in Vancouver, Washington, and her father, in Chicago, Illinois. With each visit, they attempted to pack a year's worth of time together into a few short days. The photographs in the series "7,223 Between" depict both distance and intimacy she experienced within her own family and express a longing for a type of connection they no longer share. Turning back, through photography, has allowed Sarah the completeness and memories bestowed from her past.
Ignited by this interest in family, home and relocation, as an artist, she began to make photographs of domestic interiors, exterior spaces, and portraits while visiting family members in her search for a new understanding of home. Through photography Sarah is able to express a personal desire for rediscovering the lost experience of close family connections. This medium provides her the opportunity for an in-depth exploration of the notion of home; a notion she longs for as it has always provided a personal grounding point.
Sarah Weiss was born in Glenview, IL in 1989. She got her Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, with concentration in Photography, and a minor in Hebrew Studies. She has always had a love for photography. Throughout the years she has worked in portrait studios, completed internships with online magazines, and worked as an event photographer while also working full time at a camera store in Greenfield, WI. She will be graduating and receiving her MFA in photography at Rochester Institute of Technology from the Imaging Arts Program in 2016. Sarah's art work has been shown locally in Rochester as well as in Milwaukee and internationally. To meet Sarah Weiss in person and view her creative work, an opening ceremony will be held April 25- May 6.
Thursday April 28th 5-8pm
MFA Thesis Exhibition 2016
Exhibition Dates April 25-May 6
William Harris Gallery
Rochester Institute of Technology
Third Floor, Frank E. Gannett Hall (Building 7B)
70 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
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