Ellen Sanford: New Terrain

February 2020 – July 2021

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 7–9PM

As I explore the natural world through my camera, I find that my photography has strong parallels to my vocation as a psychotherapist. One art is aligned with the other.

As a therapist I support my clients as they navigate the vicissitudes of experience, and as a photographer I bring a similar sense of respect as I capture the astonishing variations of life and interconnectedness in the natural world.

I love looking at the familiar in new ways, and using my imagination to disrupt “normal”… and to create new terrain.

In both realms, I think that using a “third eye” has the potential for sparking joy, bearing empathic witness to adversity, and perhaps even creating a deeper appreciation for the cycle of life. — Ellen Sanford

Select images from Ellen Sanford’s still life photography series New Terrain will be on display on the back wall at The Image Flow through July 2021.


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