SAA Exhibits in the Community
Sandwich public library
142 main street, sandwich, ma
CURRENT EXHIBIT September 5 - October 3
by Amy Sullivan
SCENES AND THE UNSEEN
In 1994, I found a Leica camera in a taxicab in Scarsdale, New York. This find led to a new mission and a purpose. I had discovered my passion. Each day I would set out with my Leica in search of scenes that depicted the best of life, the beauty of the world, and the joy of giving. Sometimes I found just the opposite; I would photograph that too-because everybody deserves to be seen, and we must bear witness to the hard times as well as the good times.
Photography became very therapeutic for me as I dealt with my own personal struggles. In my escape from solitude, I found refuge in photography. Capturing the struggles of others and getting to know my subjects, gave me a newfound perspective on life and led me to appreciate the beauty and kindness that exists all around us. Whether capturing images in the city or on Cape Cod, I strive to convey a story which evokes the observer’s emotions.
Eventually I replaced the Leica with a digital camera which allowed me to capture the innocence of a child romping in a water fountain, or a fence constructed from doors, and view them in real time.
Finding something unique, which might otherwise escape the eye of the average observer, draws me like a moth to a flame. The jackpot is spending my day in one spot to capture images that communicate a story. My curiosity about people, places, and things, is my inspiration. No subject is off limits. If there is a photo to be had, I snap away. I capture city streets, summer heat, abandoned buildings, run down shacks, beat up cars, rusty things by the side of the road, old farm lands, Cape Cod retreats and in the midst of it all blooms a beautiful peony. And now my story is complete.
Amy Sullivan has placed First in several exhibits with the Sandwich Arts Alliance of which she has been a member since 2019, and is recognized as a proficient and respected photographer. She placed third in the June Kershaw Juried Exhibit with “Summer in the City” in 2021.