Two trades brought Sally Chapman to her current focus on photography. First, she traded ego for enjoyment. Then she traded the dusty isolation of her ceramics studio for the more sociable world of photography.
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“To me, the camera is a way to help people, to bring our cultures and lives together. I continuously have this idea, this thought in my mind: The search for human dignity and how to photograph that, and how to talk about it.”
Susan Hargrave’s early exposure to photography didn’t exactly inspire her: “When I was a child,” she says, “my parents took thousands of snapshots, and I found it annoying.” Despite that inauspicious start, photography became a main focus for her creative impulses.
A professional photographer since the 1970s, Paul Light produces work that is both commercially and artistically successful. His art photographs have appeared in Boston-area galleries and museums, including Addison Gallery of American Art, the Fogg Art Museum, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. Paul’s work is part of the permanent collection of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.