Saturday, August 24, 2013

Marjorie Salvaterra : photographer

Marjorie Salvaterra is many things; wife, mother, friend, daughter. She is also a photographer, and in her work she attempts to combine all of the aspects of who she is, who she was, and who she hopes to become. Growing and letting go of the past is part of being a mature adult, but that doesn’t mean we have to be entirely comfortable with it. A life in good order can sometimes be a sad thing, and often we find ourselves hanging on to, and maybe even holding out for, a little chaos. Salvaterra uses the camera to explore facets of her own life in the seriesHER, and through the process of self-discovery and acceptance, she discovers a truth. Being a woman and getting older is daunting, but luckily we are not on this journey alone.
Marjorie Salvaterra’s images reveal “a fine line between sanity and insanity,” according to Virginia Heckart, Associate Curator of Photography at The Getty Center.  Salvaterra’s exhibitions include: Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France; Clark-Oshin Gallery, Los Angeles, Solo Exhibit, 2011; MOPLA Opening Night Solo Exhibit - 2011, Los Angeles; "Fuck Pretty" - Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011, “Classic Camera Show,” Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco; “Contrast LA,” at A&I Gallery, Los Angeles; “Alternative Photography,” at Julia Dean Gallery, Los Angeles; and the “Human + Being” show at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Her work was included in the George Eastman House Museum auction at Sotheby’s, New York and she was runner-up for the 2009 and 2010 Berenice Abbott Prize for Emerging Photographers.
Marjorie's great achievement is as a wife and mother of two.  She makes her home in Los Angeles, California.

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