Fog, November, 2009, gelatin silver print, 19×20”
Snake rock is enclosed and open simultaneously. I feel safe there. I return there over and over all times of day. I go there by myself, with my friends, students and dog. I know the light there and when flowers appear there. I know the lush moss there and the acorns there. I know the Birch trees and rocks there. I find it enchanting. I watch it change there and I photograph.
Carla Shapiro (Chichester, NY) is a photographer who has created bodies of work about women, aging, 9/11, beauty, and decay for over 25 years. She received her BFA from Syracuse University. Her work has been shown at solo exhibitions statewide, including BCB Gallery, Hudson; Digital Artists Space, Troy; Delhi Cultural Museum, Delhi; the Eeph Gallery, Arkville, Pace University Gallery, Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery, Hunter; and AAA Gallery, New York. Since 1984, she has taught college-level photography classes at Pratt Institute, Pace University, St. John’s University, and Bard College in France, among others. Shapiro has been the recipient of awards and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Society for Photographic Education, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Council for the Arts, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her work is included in collections at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; The New York Public Library, New York, NY; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.