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Online Artist Talk:
Amanda Marchand, Lumen Notebook
Tuesday, June 7, 5:00 – 6:00pm PST
Free for members, $10 for non-members
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Tune in for this exciting artist talk with award-winning artist, Amanda Marchand. Amanda has been looking at our changing environment through the temporality of photography’s fugitive lumen process. She will share some of her work from “Lumen Notebook” – cameraless sun-prints made with black & white photo paper. Her practice includes a materials-based approach to the photograph, combining early photographic methods with current technology, and a focus on the natural world. She engages with the lumen process and its color alphabet as a measure of time and flux. Working with this experimental photo process has been a way of thinking more deeply about our place in the universe; the work points to large-scale change affecting the planet. She will also discuss how books have been an important part of her art practice and share her recent artist book of lumens, “The World is Astonishing with You in it: A 21st Century Field Guide to the Birds, Ferns and Wildflowers.”

Amanda Marchand is a Canadian, New York-based photographer. Her work explores the natural world with an experimental approach to photography.

Honors include: The 2022 Silver List (Silver Eye Center for Photography and Carnegie Mellon); Medium Photo Festival’s Second Sight Award Winner, 2021; Photo Lucida’s Critical Mass Top 50, 2021; PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2020 – Honorable Mention; the 2019 International LensCulture Art Awards, 3rd Place; Klompching’s FRESH 2019, Honorable Mention; “Curator’s Choice 2nd Place Winner” CENTER, 2015; and the San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Fellowship Award.

Marchand is a MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts and Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellow. She has also attended residencies at Penland Center for Arts and Craft, the Studios at MASS MoCA, Datz Museum of Art, Hewnoaks Artist Colony, The Bakery Photo Collective, and Arteles Creative Center. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally. A permanent installation of her work is on view at the MUHC Glen Hospital in Montreal.

Marchand’s monographs, Nothing Will Ever be the Same Again (2019) and Night Garden (2015) were published by Datz Press. She has also published the following artist books: The World is Astonishing with You in it: A 21st Century Field Guide to the Birds, Ferns and Wildflowers; The Book of Hours; Because the Sky. She is represented by Traywick Contemporary, Foto Relevance, and through photo-eye Gallery’s Photographer’s Showcase.

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