And Then You Just Let Go

PhotographerPatty Maher
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryCaledon, Canada
Photo DateFall 2016
Entry Description

This is a staged series about grief as well as an act of personal alchemy. This series depicts the experience of grief as an anonymous photographic essay where the characters depicted show emotions through posture, gesture and placement in the landscape. It takes as its primary themes the solitude, isolation and silence of a journey that is both personal and universal.

About Photographer

Patty Maher is an internationally recognized, award winning fine art photographer and artist based in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. The inspiration for her art comes from an exploration of the feminine in the context of both natural and urban settings. Working primarily through staged portraiture and self-portraiture Maher is widely known for hiding or obscuring the faces of her subjects often only using only posture, gesture, symbol and colour to convey emotion and story. Maher explores the inner worlds of her subjects while at the same time considering notions of personal space, boundaries of