Photographs by Eleanor Owen Kerr are on exhibit in the Thomaston Café from May 1 to July 31. Eleanor lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and frequently works in mid-coast Maine. She received Maine Media Workshops’ Professional Certificate in 2005 and has studied extensively with renowned photographer Paul Caponigro at his studio in Cushing. Eleanor’s silver gelatin prints are nature-based still life and landscape images.
Kerr’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the U.S. State Department ART in Embassies and LSU Museum of Art, as well as many corporate and private collections. She has received awards from groups such as the International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie de Paris, Black and White Spider Awards. Kerr’s work has been published by SHOTS Journal of Photography, The Photo Review, Photographer’s Forum, and Silvershotz International Journal of Fine Art Photography. She is represented by Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge, Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans, and in Carmel, California by Photography West.
Kerr has said of her photographs that, “[m]y art arises from a childhood spent in South Louisiana, absorbing the relentless press of nature inherent in that landscape. These images engage the most primal aspects of my environment, gently probing layers of its mysterious, hidden depths. Through my photographs, I seek a place on the threshold between what is there and what else is there. “