Walking Through the World.
Photographs by Sandi Haber Fifield. Text by Arthur Ollman, Tom O'Connor.
Charta, 2009. 96 pp., 188 color illustrations, 12x9½".
Walking through the World includes Sandi Haber Fifield’s photographs from 2003 to the present.
Her grids, diptychs, and installations stretch the boundaries of the traditional frame to mirror the ways in which we gather information visually. The work is born of collisions and alignments that are made as she navigates the world and reinterprets what is in front of her lens. The textured layering of images
is suggestive, not definitive, and the work encourages the viewer to examine connections between images as well as the empty spaces linking them. As Richard Klein of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has said, “Sandi Haber Fifield’s haunting and quietly beautiful work with multiple images is extremely pertinent to this moment in photography’s continuing evolution. Her approach forces the viewer to slow down and consider the relationship between images. Never bombastic or sensational, the artist’s work is both a corollary to our current visual environment as well as its antidote.”
'In Walking through the World Sandi Haber Fifield addresses aspects of human vision that few have explored with such dedication. She seems to be floating through a world that is familiar to us and yet we have never seen it this way before . . . Like memories, these images drift in and out of focus, messages from the edges of her vision, woven together with eloquent threads. They wander elusively in the mind, dissolving one into the others, identifying her surroundings and her experience. Here is the artist’s realization of everything coming together.'
-Arthur Ollman, Founding Director, The Museum of Photographic Arts
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