Paul Giguere, "Ambiguous Lives #21", 2006, archival pigment print.

Paul Giguere, “Ambiguous Lives #21”, 2006, archival pigment print.

Paul Giguere

In “Anonymous Lives”, I photograph in Subways around the United States . For me, the Subway serves as a metaphor of society and the isolation and anonymity that accompanies modern life. These photographs depict the featureless mass of subterranean dwellers in which the individual is all but obscured. There is a sense of urgency, even dread as a result of being alone while surrounded by so many others. In Subways and as members of a larger society, we are ill-defined; undistinguished; apart; in essence, we are no one.

Paul Giguere (Arlington, MA) was most recently featured in the 2006 Griffin Museum of Photography’s annual juried show. Other recent group shows include those at Peninsula Museum of Art, SoHo Photo Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, DC, and the Photomedia Center in Erie, PA. In 2006 Giguere received awards from Black & White Magazine and Nude International. His work has been published in Focus Magazine, Light Leaks Magazine and the Toy Camera Handbook amongst others. He holds an EdD from Nova Southeastern University in Miami, FL, and both an MS and a BS from Springfield College in Springfield, MA.