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Lara Shipley is a photographer currently working with the Ozark region as her subject matter. Shipley received a BA in journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia and, in 2013, her MA from Arizona State University. Her work has been featured in exhibitions across the country including; Organic Matters: Women to Watch, [ biennial curated by Ginny Treanor ] National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC and Fraction of a second, [ group exhibition curated by David Bram] 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM. Shiply has also been shown internationally as part of One Eye’d Jacks Gallery, [ group exhibition curated by Mossless Magazine ] Brighton, England.
Shipley States: “Devil’s Promenade is a project about my home region that blends folklore and local history with present day photographs of Ozark people, the land, and interpretive images based on the living mythology of the light. These photographs are combined with oral accounts, short fiction, and found photographs from the region’s past in the three part book series Spook Light Chronicles. My aim is not to provide documentation or an explanation of the phenomenon, but to suggest a narrative that, in the spirit of the light, is part fixed in this unique region and part afloat in a mysterious, otherworldly realm.”
Image: Believer, 2012, inkjet print