Photography is indeed the art of seeing. But
the lens looks both ways, outward and inward. When an external
visual perception collides with an internal recognition a
Photography is a form of meditation on details
and relationships between physical forms. The actual work
is a self-contained universe: totally absorbing. The forms
and the light reveal themselves in new and sometimes startling
One wants the viewer to be surprised, even puzzled.
It is reality as they know it but not quite. It is this tension
between recognizable forms and a new configuration that creates
The photographs reflect the process that generated
them, a deep seeing meditation.
Devorah Friedman grew up in Montreal where she
attended Concordia University. She studied English Literature
She currently resides in Ottawa with her husband
and seven of their ten children. Devorah continues to work
with 35mm. All of the image manipulation in her work happens
inside the camera.
In 2002 Devorah had a one woman show. Read