Clint Baclawski, "The Titanic", 2008, sculptural photographic lightbox, 42x52x12"

Clint Baclawski, “The Titanic”, 2008, sculptural photographic lightbox, 42x52x12″

Clint Baclawski

My work focuses on the sociological shifts that occur around spectacles, occurring in various stages and environments. Each event/spectacle I photograph is transitory, challenging me to capture a single image before the scene is forever altered.

Presented as freestanding sculptural light boxes, each piece comments on commercial and public methods of presentation. The viewing of a photograph, which can be described as a passive act, is transformed into active participation as viewers are confronted face to face on the opposing sides of the light box. Dispersed around the gallery, these works offer, through their physicality as sculptural objects, the opportunity to be revered by the fast paced onlooker in our image filled world.

Clint Baclawski (Boston, MA) received an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA in 2008. He received a BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Buffalo, NY in 2004. Clint’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions at such venues as the University College Falmouth, London, UK; 808 Gallery, Boston, MA; Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA; The Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA; Axiom Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA; and The Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY. His work has been featured the publication In the Loupe: the Newsletter for the Photographic Resource Center and the weblog Hey Hot Shot!