Sheryl Sinkow is one of our Facebook friends at ILFORD Imaging. She let us know about an upcoming exhibit that will be opening at State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY on July 5th and running through July 29, 2012.
The exhibit is called “Bend Like the Willow” giving us a look at another side of China. Sheryl’s father visited China several times in the 1970’s and took many photographs of the people there. Sheryl traveled to China last year in 2011 and captured her own photographs of the people and the culture. Some of the photos in the show are digital prints made from scans of her father’s slides juxtaposed with her recent photos taken just last year. It’s a nearly 40 year span in China’s history that is a fascinating look at how things have changed and how they have not changed in that nearly half century.
Listen to Sheryl talking about this exhibit and why she prints on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk, ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Pearl, and ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Fine Art.
Sinkow Photography is Sheryl Sinkow’s business. Along with her studio business that includes weddings, portraits, commercial, and event photography she usually gives herself personal projects to work on. The trip to China and this show is the result of one of those personal projects.
Another of her projects that really captured my attention is her project called “Facing Breast Cancer in our Community.” As a breast cancer survivor herself, Sheryl used her unique understanding of the kinds of issues that many women deal with when enduring breast cancer treatment. Using a very beautiful mirror that belonged to her aunt, who also had breast cancer, she gave her portrait subjects the ultimate control of their image by photographing their reflection in the mirror. These portraits are poignant, intimate, and reveal true emotion. Here is one example from the project, a self portrait of the artist using the mirror. Have a look at more portraits from this project on Sheryl’s website www.sinkowphotography.com.
If you have an opportunity to get to Ithaca, NY July 5-29, 2012 stop into State of the Art Gallery in downtown Ithaca to see Sheryl’s newest show called “Bend Like the Willow” featuring her personal project shot in China last year. The opening will be on July 6, 2012. See details below. Photographer Sheryl Sinkow’s exhibit features ILFORD GALERIE prints. Be sure to visit www.sinkowphotography.com for more information on Sheryl Sinkow’s photography. I know you’ll enjoy her work as much as we have.
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