1652503046 Quote of the Week by Olivia Parker
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Quote of the Week by Olivia Parker

1652503043 549 Quote of the Week by Olivia Parker“Photography, even though some people refer to it as a mechanical process, forces you to reach out to the world in front of you.” —Olivia Parker (1941)

Olivia Parker is an American fine-art photographer, who graduated from Wellesley College in 1963 with a degree in art history. She began her career as a painter, but by 1973, she had turned her attention to photography, creating photographic assemblages of natural objects that she collected on her walks. Throughout her career, Parker has experimented with a variety of camera formats including 4 x 5 to 12 x 20 in black and white and up to 20 x 24 in Polaroid colour. Later on, following an accident, she moved to digital photography. Parker has had more than a hundred solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and her work is represented in many major private, corporate and museum collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts–Boston, and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House.  At present, she has a major retrospective at The Peabody Essex Museum. Her published monographs include Signs of Life (1978), Under the Looking Glass (1983), Weighing The Planets (1987) and Order of Imagination (2019) published by the Peabody Essex Museum.


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