Thursday, November 5, 2009

Robin Schwartz-Amelia's World: Animal Affinity 11/8/09 @ B & H

Amelia's World: Animal Affinity Presented by Robin Schwartz
Sunday, November 8, 2009 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speakers: Robin Schwartz
Event Type: Photography

The B&H Event Space is pleased to present internationally acclaimed Fine Art Photographer, Robin Schwartz. Robin creates meticulously composed, disquieting portraits of her daughter, Amelia, interacting with a range of exotic animals, from monkeys to kangaroos. Her photographs are drawn from real journeys undertaken with Amelia, but also depict relationships with animals through invented worlds where Amelia and the animals not only co-exist, but also interact. The world that Robin and her daughter explore is one where the line between human and animal overlaps or is blurred.

During her lecture at B&H, Robin will discuss her project “Amelia’s World: Animal Affinity,” which displays Amelia’s remarkable relationship with animals. This body of work conveys Amelia’s extraordinary comfort level with animals, which they in turn share with her. Robin’s passion for animals and the spiritual connection she gains from photographing them inspired her to explore on a deeper level the real and fictional interspecies relationships, portrayed through portraits of Amelia. Robin has always been obsessed with animals, having a necessity for their company and always consciously working at developing relationships with them. Conversely, Amelia is oblivious to her unique gift with animals; her childlike innocence breaks down barriers with animals which allow them to interact on an intimate level that many adults could never experience. It is this special quality in Amelia that Robin strives to capture through her images.

As Amelia’s personality matures, this project will continue to evolve; Robin will explore the future of Amelia and her relationship to animals. “Amelia is my priority, my muse, my co-conspirator, my tormentor and my bliss. Collaborating with Amelia, I am able to go to any place in time.” Come hear Robin speak at B&H to discover more about her personal approach to her work, and how it has earned her acclaim throughout the world.

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