A portfolio exploring the levels and passageways of spiritual ascension
Fine art photographer, Kathy Corday, is also a PBS personality. Capturing those special moments to be found within a split-second, her photography savors the splendor of natural wonders, revels in the magic of man-made artifacts, and celebrates the insatiable essence of the human spirit. Ms. Corday has complemented her soulful images with her insightful celebrity interviews with Chris Botti, Chris Isaak, Gloria Estefan, David Foster, Dr. Wayne Dyer, John Mayer, Matthew Morrison, Sting, Steven Tyler, and Yanni. Ms. Cordayâ€™s images prompt her audience to appreciate those subjects often overlooked within the United States and around the world. Her book, In The Blink of An Eye, chronicles her first decade of light work from behind the lens. She has worked with the Smithsonian, Walt Disney Imagineering, National Geographic, and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. As a photography instructor for the Art League School at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia; Ms. Corday shared the valuable insights she gained as an Imagineer. Last summer, three images from her Color Series were exhibited at The Story of the Creative, an international exhibition at the See.Me Exhibition Space in New York City. Her image, Gray No.2, Lintel, appeared in the One Shot: Spaces Exhibit during MOPLA 2013 in Los Angeles. Previously, Ms. Cordayâ€™s Gray portfolio was voted into The Top 10 Portfolios of Emerging Artists by Emerging Focus at Photo LA 2013 in Santa Monica; and her image, Purple Tulip No. 1, received an Honorable Mention in the Professional: Flowers category of the International Photography Awards in 2012. She received a second Honorable Mention from the International Photography Awards in the Professionals: Fine Art category for her abstract image entitled, Rainbow Metropolis, in 2013. Ms. Corday has been published in Big City, Rhythm & Blues; Disney; Filmmaker; The Photograph Collector; Le Journal de la Photographie; and ZOOM! magazines. Her black and white image of a vintage alehouse weathering in the California sun received an Honorable Mention in the 1990-1991 Women In Photography International Exhibition (archived in Peter Palmquist Collection of Women in Photography at Yale University), and has participated in group exhibitions with WIPI at Photo LA 2011, 2012, and 2013. In Spring 2014, a collection of 10 photographs from Ms. Cordayâ€™s portfolio will appear as part of the Charter Member Archive Gallery included in the Women In Photography International organization archive at the Beinecke Library at Yale University. Kathy Corday is a Charter Member of Women In Photography International (WIPI), and an active board member of the Chicago/ Midwest Chapter of The Association of Media Photographers (ASMP).