THIRD PLACE: KELLI PENNINGTON 'Mirror Reflection'
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' THIRD PLACE: KELLI PENNINGTON 'Mirror Reflection' (Click on image for larger view)
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MIRROR REFLECTION by Kelli Pennington
THIRD PLACE
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Review by curator Laurie Freitag: "This self-portrait seems to show the subject's dual self-examination of herself first outside of herself and then within. It seems Pennington is sharing her desire to be connected to both her inner and outer self and wants the world to see that as well."
 
Kelli Pennington says, "Liminal explores the seasonal passing of time and aging.

A carefully crafted view of an examined life, as two peoples lives merge together and as a family grows apart over time.

My work plays with the notions of perception and perspective and the belief that as one frames a photograph, so too can they frame their own relationship to their existence.

My process is defined by the pursuit of the meaningful convergence where light, form, and memory become a singular entity. In these images, I document from one daily routine to the next. Sometimes playing a role for the camera allows me to feel outside of myself. Other times it forces me to feel my skin tautly strung over my bones. I see myself in my mind's eye and feel fragile and human. That vulnerability is as thrilling as it is terrifying."
 
Kelli Pennington is a photographer, educator and curator living in Portland, Oregon. She earned her MFA from Syracuse University in 2010. A member of Small Talk Collective. Formed in Portland, Oregon in 2015, Small Talk is comprised of seven women, who explore the nature of what it means to be a visual storyteller. 

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