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Courtney Johnson – Light Lure

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Courtney Johnson will open an exhibition, Light Lure, at the Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia on September 6th running through October 19th, 2013.  The preview and artist’s talk will take place on Thursday, September 5th from 5-8pm.

When most photographers are considering when to upgrade their Cannon 5D’s, Courtney has created other worldly underwater photographs using low-tech pinhole cameras constructed out of cookie tins, fishing line and waterproof tape. Courtney specializes in photographic alternative processes and is one of the leading scholars on the photographic cliché-verre technique. In addition to the Candela Exhibition, she is showing an installation of three large-scale site-specific commissioned cliche-verre works will open in the Career Services Experiential Learning building on the main campus of University of Central Florida in Orlando in the Fall of 2013.

Courtney earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in Photography and Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Miami. She was born in Houston in 1982 and has lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Mendham, New Jersey; Chattanooga, Tennessee; New York, New York; Richmond, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Oakland, California; and currently lives and works in Wilmington, North Carolina where she is an Assistant Professor of Photography and Gallery Director in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions. Her work is included in numerous collections including the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Tuanku Fauziah Museum and Gallery, USM, Penang, Malaysia; Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida; Presidential Penthouse, New York University, New York, New York; Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Barclays Capital, New York, New York; and FOTOMUSEO, The National Museum of Photography in Bogotá, Colombia where Johnson’s work was featured in the 4th International Biennale of Photography: FOTOGRÁFICA BOGOTÁ 2011.

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Avon Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

 

Light Lure 
Light Lure features underwater photographs taken with low-tech pinhole cameras constructed out of cookie tins, fishing line and waterproof tape. Pulled down by fishing weights, the pinhole cameras were lowered into the Atlantic Ocean off all 19 fishing piers along the North Carolina coast. The images capture the light, mystery, and exploration imbedded in the historic North Carolina coastal tradition. The Underwater Pinhole Photographs of North Carolina Piers was generously supported by a Charles L. Cahill Research Award.

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Outer Banks Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Johnnie Mercer’s Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Hatteras Island Fishing Pier (aka Rodanthe Pier), 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Jennette’s Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Holden Beach Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Kure Beach Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Ocean Crest Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Avalon Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Nags Head Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Sunset Beach Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Seaview Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Surf City Ocean Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Oceana Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Oak Island (Yaupon) Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera.

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Jolly Roger Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera

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Carolina Beach Fishing Pier, 2012, carbon pigment print from underwater pinhole camera


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