Born: Berlin, Germany, 1958
Education: BA, University of California, Davis, 1982
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985
Uta Barth’s photographic practice is fuelled by the question of how we perceive, versus what we see. For the past 30 years, Barth has taken photography as a means to conceptually and formally explore the phenomenology of perception, vision, and conventions of picture-making. Barth typically empties images of what would often be considered a traditional subject matter or narrative to challenge the purported equivalence between content and subject in photography. Engaging with the ambient, ephemeral, and subliminal of everyday life, she instead uses photography to create images that trace light, duration and time.
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