"I am convinced that the less the photographer imposes his ego on the moment, the more powerful the result is likely to be. It means patience and watchfulness and a willingness to stand back and wait to catch the truth on the fly and finally edit for the best of it.” —Barbara Villet
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Objects & Equations features five separate bodies of work drawn from Stephen Crowley's extensive professional and personal photographic explorations. Crowley's descriptions are below:
Time Spent: Florida As It Once Was 1972-1982
|ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Stephen Crowley approaches his work with the same sense of exploration and wonder as when he was armed with a "Polaroid Swinger" at the age of 13. Over the last 25 years he has tried to find insightful moments in the midst of breaking national and international news that can sometimes define, in a single image, politics and culture. In his personal work Crowley searches for morsels of humanity, irony and humor, collecting images of the country's character as hinted at by physical structures, shifting light patterns and happenstance.
In 2002, Crowley, a graduate of the photography program at Daytona State College was cited as "Photographer of the Year" by the White House News Photographers' Association for a portfolio that included his essays "Voices of Afghanistan" and "A Day in the Life of President Bush." In 2002 the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography was awarded to Crowley and four other photographers at The New York Times for work produced during the war in Afghanistan. That same year he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. In 2005 American Photo Magazine included Crowley on its list of the 100 Most Important People in Photography. His personal photography has been exhibited at the Library of Congress, The National Geographic Society, and the Corcoran Art Museum.
ALUMNI FOCUS exhibitions present photographic works from distinguished alumni of the photography
The Southeast Museum of Photography acknowledges the support and assistance in the organization of this exhibition of its partner organizations in the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies.
The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies is a joint enterprise of the photography programs at Daytona State College, the University of Central Florida (Daytona Beach) and the Southeast Museum of Photography.
|Eyes Waiting, 1996
From the series "Crowleygraphs"
|The Way Forward, 2006
From the series "Urban Archaeology"
|If I Were Your King, 1995
From the series "If I Were Your King"
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