This work is about literal and metaphorical travel, simultaneity and the accumulation of meanings. Controlled chance is an element in gathering the images, but in this series I use a much higher percent of what I photographed than in any other work I do. The work reflects the difficulty of thinking and of accumulating thoughts to form a coherent whole. Most of all, the work is about looking and seeing in a visually loaded world.
Fred Cray studied painting at Yale School of Art and Skowhegan. He has had one-person shows at the Janet Borden Gallery in NYC, where his work is represented, Real Art Ways in Hartford, Middlebury College in Vermont, and Schneider Gallery in Chicago. Additionally his work has been in group shows at the International Center of Photography in NYC, the Brooklyn Museum, the New Museum in NYC, White Columns in NYC, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Center for Creative Photography in Arizona, and the California Museum of Photography. His photographs have been collected by the Center for Photography in Bombay, the George Eastman House in Rochester, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Polaroid Collection. He has been awarded both a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.