Sarah Skwira | A Shift In Seasons
Photographing is my way of observing and understanding time. Using a 4x5 large format view camera, I document the changes I see in the world around me. Contrasting images of the landscape with those of my aging parents, I capture the subtleties that you only notice from repeated experience with someone or somewhere. As a landscape visually reveals the changes of time, bodies reflect the years they’ve experienced. In my images, I portray both the poignant and hopeful; the inevitable passage of time. I aim to hold each moment still while paying homage to the time that has passed.
Sarah Skwira (b.1987) grew up in Southampton, MA. Inspired by her natural surroundings, she has an extensive history with landscape photography. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds a BFA in photography. Her recent work focuses on the changes in the landscape and the people that surround her. She was the recipient of the 2011 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Skwira lives and works in Western Massachusetts.