The Arctic Circle cuts across Lapland with a palette of frigid winter light where colors are subtle and make a statement. With seven months of winter, such an environment heightens an awareness of isolation, vulnerability and trust.
Yet, such a situation provides an opportunity to inspire and strengthen my inner self, to contemplate and observe my passage in time, both in a literal sense, and metaphorically. As I photograph, what is vague no longer matters, as practical concerns are discarded, and a new narrative is created. My curiosity grows as memories are sown. Visual hints and suggestions enable me to make my own stories. This process allows my experiences to reveal my personal journey as I move from a place I know to one that I am just discovering.
About Carole Glauber
Carole Glauber is an internationally exhibiting, award-winning photographer and photo-historian. She has a B.S.Ed in History and a M.Ed. and is the author of two books: the award-winning Personal History (Daylight Books, 2020) and Witch of Kodakery: The Photography of Myra Albert Wiggins 1869-1956 (Washington State University Press, 1997).
Her photographs have been exhibited in the United States, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe including the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, PH21 Gallery in Budapest, ValidFoto in Barcelona, Festival Pil’Ours in France, and The Center for Fine Art Photography, Blue Sky Gallery, ASmith Gallery, Soho Photo Gallery, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum amongst others in the United States.
Glauber’s new book, Personal History, her 30-year photographic series of her sons made with a 1950’s Brownie Hawkeye Camera, received a silver medal from the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris and three gold and bronze medals from the Budapest, Tokyo, and Moscow International Foto Awards. Her photography honors include PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, the International Photography Awards, the Tokyo International Foto Awards, the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, the Pollux Awards, the Mobile Photography Awards, PHmuseum, and the International Krappy Kamera Competition.
She is the recipient of a Peter E. Palmquist Photographic History Research Fellowship, a Winterthur Museum Fellowship, an Oregon Humanities Research Fellowship, and numerous grants for her photographic research. She continues her studies and teaching of History of Photography and making photographs of her experiences and observations based on her curiosity and sense of spontaneity. [Official Website]