“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”—Imogen Cunningham
The future of photography is changing faster than ever. With over a billion digital images uploaded daily, our world has never been more photographed. Looking towards the Next Generation, what will the future of photography look like?
Here on the Monterey Peninsula, film and wet darkrooms are still alive as new generation fine art photographers Kodiak Greenwood, Michelle Magdalena and Zach Weston both continue and expand upon the legacy of the great West Coast photographers who pioneered this medium and evolved its traditions before them.
Next Generation spotlights the work of these three emerging artists and exposes the rawness that so effortlessly yet individually distinguishes their images. Kodiak is inspired by the rugged beauty of the Big Sur coast that has been his home since birth. Michelle’s images emanate femininity derived from the natural form. Zach continues in the footsteps of his father Kim, grandfather Cole, great-uncle Brett and great-great-grandfather Edward, creating soulfully composed images and perfectly crafted prints. For all three young artists, film is still preferred over digital, the land and sea are ever-stirring muses, and the innate beauty of the female body is timeless.
—Rachael Short, Exhibition Curator