Photo London Live: Brenda Biondo and Hamidah Glasgow in conversation
To create images in her new series A Legacy of Shadows, Biondo places cut and folded paper on the snowy ground outside her home in Colorado to capture the naturally blue shadows that occur at high altitudes. Courtesy of the artist and Foto Relevance.
Thursday 8 October at 6 pm BST on the Photo London Instagram channel,@photolondonfair. Free, no registration required.
American photographer Brenda Biondo – exhibiting at Photo London Digital with Foto Relevance – uses traditional photography techniques and unconventional contexts to create new ways of looking at atmospheric light and colour. Hamidah Glasgow, executive director of the Center for Fine Art Photography, will speak with Biondo about her journey to finding her authentic voice and how her work reflects her unique perspective on the phenomenon of light in the landscape. The speakers will open a Q&A at the end of the live.
About the speakers:
Brenda Biondo is a Colorado photographer who uses traditional camera techniques and a formalist
aesthetic to explore the perception of high-altitude light and colour and their role in the construct of the landscape. Her work emphasizes the use of unconventional contexts to create new ways of looking at common subjects while challenging viewers’ perception of colour and three-dimensional space. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and published in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Her photographs are held in many private and public collections, including those of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Denver Art Museum, the Center for Creative Photography and the San Diego Museum of Art. A solo exhibit of her work opened at the San Diego Museum of Art in 2017. Her first book of photographs was published by the University Press of New England in 2014 and is currently the subject of a five-year touring exhibit organized by Exhibits USA.
Hamidah Glasgow has been the executive director and curator at The Center for Fine Art
Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado since 2009. Glasgow holds a Master’s degree in Humanities with a specialization in Visual and Gender Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Her contributions to photography have included curatorial projects, national portfolio reviews (FotoFest, Photolucida, Medium, Center, Filter, etc.), contributions to publications and online magazines, and the co-hosting of regional conferences. Glasgow is also a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective. This collective is dedicated to photo-based work that engages with current social and political forces, highlighting the work of women, people of colour, and queer and trans artists, writers, and curators.