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Art: Seeing Nature at the Parkside Cafe

By Jane Durrell · August 4th, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends
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Photographer Lisa Britton has been recording every day of her almost-five-year-old daughter Angela’s short life. She often concentrates on Angela’s exploration of the natural world and has chosen works with that theme for Seeing Nature, her exhibition of color photographs on display at Parkside Café in Walnut Hills. “Even before Angela was born I was working on a daily project,” Britton says via e-mail. “On January 1, 2004, I made a New Year’s resolution to photograph myself every day of that year.

I became pregnant with Angela early in that year and so the portfolio obviously became about the pregnancy. By the time that Angela was born in late September, I was accustomed to making a photograph every day and simply switched the camera from myself to Angela.”

Her daughter’s early interest in nature jibes nicely with Britton’s own interests. Prodded into picking a subject to explore when working toward her MFA in photography at University of Cincinnati in the early ’90s, she gravitated to nature.

The show is on view 8 a.m.-3 p.m. everyday through Sept. 11. Read an interview with Britton and a review of the show here.



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