Joanne Mason

Photography has held an attraction for me ever since my grandmother, an avid enthusiast photographer herself, gave me my first camera, a little Kodak box camera.

For almost forty years, I worked in education. Since retiring I have been able to  concentrate on photography. I find new visions, perspectives, and energy coming to fruition in my photography.

I try to produce a range of photographic fine art. Based today in Connecticut, I photograph nature, landscapes, and florals, mainly in New England and the American Southwest. I am also interested in florals, architecturals, particularly buildings with strong geometric elements as well as buildings in the natural environment.

Photography is unique in its capacity to simultaneously document and challenge our perceptions of reality. Photography helps us challenge our way of seeing, perhaps to see what may have been unseen. I am guided in part by the writings of Viktor Schklovsky (1893-1984), a prominent member of the Russian Formalist School of literary criticism. For Schklovsky, the purpose of art is to make the familiar unfamiliar (ostranenie = “defamiliarization”) in order to view things in new ways, to perceive layers of reality hidden from our immediate view (Art as Technique, 1917).

Most of my work is available for license and/or purchase. Please contact me.

My work can be seen by appointment in the Gallery at Lotus Wellness, Greenwich CT.

BS Manhattan College
MA Michigan State University
MA Columbia University Teachers College

Advanced Digital Photography, with Elyse Shapiro, The Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan CT

Honorable Mention, Silvermine Annual Art Exhibition (for MacDowell Lake, New Hampshire)
1st Place, Silvermine Annual Art Exhibition (for Trees, from Impressions of Nature)
Editor’s Choice Award, Photo Review Annual Competition (for Spring Pond)
Solo show: First Bank of Greenwich, January-February, 2016
Private collections around the country and published in numerous magazines.
Books: Landscapes of the American West, 2012
Impressions of Nature, 2018.

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