I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Tom Leininger and his terrific imagery. Tom lives in Denton, Texas and after recieving his degree in journalism from Kansas University, he spent 10 years as a photographer for the Journal and Courier in Lafayette, Indiana. Tom then returned to graduate school for an MFA in photography from the University of North Texas. He is a committed photographer, documenting his family, and parts of the country that don’t often get showcased. One of his images from, Sale Day, a project about a family’s belongings being auctioned off in Pennsylvania, won the Singular Image Curator’s Choice award sponsored by Center in Santa Fe (the forth image down).
“These journalistic underpinnings bring clarity to his images. It is with the camera that he asks questions about society. He uses the medium of photography as a tool of cultural interpretation. It is these interpretations that ground his reality based work. Be it landscapes or populated street scenes, Leininger is showing fragments of reality at a given moment in time.”
Tom also has a thoughtful and interesting blog, Words on Photography.
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