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Valda Bailey
Artist Lecture: Friday, September 20th, 6 – 7:00pm
Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center, Carmel
Reception and book signing: 7 – 8:00pm
Free for members, $10 general admission

Please join us for a rare visit to Carmel and the Center for Photographic Art by Valda Bailey, an incredible photographer living in Sussex, England. This is your chance to learn about Bailey’s unique vision and process. As an artist, she is largely motivated by color and form and the tension and dynamism that these components can bring to an image. Her objective is not so much to portray a literal representation, but rather to depict feelings evoked by the landscape. Bailey’s approach to photography is greatly informed by her background in painting and influences come as much from artists as photographers. She has found a way of working using multiple exposures and intentional camera movement. This approach is controllable to a certain degree, but still has a great deal of unpredictability about it. Bailey states, “Perhaps I am a rule breaker at heart – for me, nothing is more dispiriting and destructive to the creative process than somebody telling me that the rule of thirds, f/16 and a golden sunset must converge in perfect harmony in order for an image to be deemed successful.” Come see how her images break the mold and also revel in the beauty of the alternative landscapes that this artist has created.

Bailey’s work has been featured in national and international publications and she has exhibited most recently at Photo London. Her images are in private collections worldwide and she is a renowned teacher and workshop leader.