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May 2019

Artist Statement

Fort Worth Stockyards

Craighead Green Gallery

Dallas Texas

 

As a photographer, if I were to say in a few words everything I am and everything I love to photograph, it would be to document the fathomless mystery of culture: the smell, taste, and most of all visual aspects of how man believes, dresses, speaks, carries out domestic ritual, and the many unique ways, lives life as inhabitants of this earth.

 

Recently I made an analogy of two photographs representing ancient cultures--one from the colorful vegetable market at Chichicastenango, in the El Quiché area of Guatemala and one from praying Palestinian men at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the highly sensitive Israeli-Palestinian part of Jerusalem.  These people are over 7,000 miles apart and their customs, language, dress and beliefs are as vastly different from each other as they are fascinating. 

 

Here in the state of Texas, is an as nearly fascinating analogy of customs and culture—people from the East Texas Caddo Lake and those from North Texas Fort Worth Stockyards.  These Texans all speak English, each in a different way—perhaps with influences--one from the French, another from Spanish.  One is a boat, hunting and fishing community, the other represents the old west cattle-herding and animal husbandry.  Both filled my camera viewfinder with incredible imagery I cherish.

 

CAROLYN BROWN PHOTOGRAPHER
BOW LAKE REFLECTION
BOW LAKE REFLECTION
MAROON BELLS REFLECTION
MAROON BELLS REFLECTION
WATER TREES
WATER TREES
PATHWAY AT LOST MAPLES
PATHWAY AT LOST MAPLES
BLUEBONNET ROAD
BLUEBONNET ROAD
MOSS VIEW BRIGHT
MOSS VIEW BRIGHT
MOSS VIEW BRIGHT
MOSS VIEW BRIGHT
MOSS VIEW DARK
MOSS VIEW DARK
CADDO FALL
CADDO FALL
CADDO RED
CADDO RED
BLUEBONNET FENCE
BLUEBONNET FENCE
TEXAS DESERT
TEXAS DESERT
GUADALUPE TREE
GUADALUPE TREE
CYPRESS KNEES
CYPRESS KNEES
BRYCE CANYON TREE
BRYCE CANYON TREE
GUADALUPE TREE
GUADALUPE TREE
SAGUARO CACTUS
SAGUARO CACTUS
OLD TREE LOST MAPLES
OLD TREE LOST MAPLES
BROKEN HOUSE
BROKEN HOUSE
TAMUL WATERFALL
TAMUL WATERFALL
CHIAPAS WATERFAL
CHIAPAS WATERFAL
PINK HORIZON
PINK HORIZON
BLUE HORIZON
BLUE HORIZON
SEA SUNSET
SEA SUNSET
HILL COUNTRY DEER
HILL COUNTRY DEER
SAND AND SEA
SAND AND SEA
LOST MAPLES
LOST MAPLES
LONGHORNS BLUE BONNETS
LONGHORNS BLUE BONNETS
MIDDLE TREE
MIDDLE TREE
SAND DUNES TEXAS
SAND DUNES TEXAS
SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO
SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO
CASTLEROCK, UTAH
CASTLEROCK, UTAH
FENCE AND BLUEBONNETS
FENCE AND BLUEBONNETS
RED, BLUE, YELLOW FLOWER COLOR
RED, BLUE, YELLOW FLOWER COLOR
TINY WATERFALL
TINY WATERFALL
FLOATING FEATHER
FLOATING FEATHER
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