Strange Beauty

The Photography of Carolyn Marks Blackwood

With her camera in hand Carolyn Marks Blackwood finds her courage and creates deceivingly simple photographs of things we all know— newly harvested cornfields, huge flocks of birds in the fall, the ice as it moves on the tides and shatters like glass on the banks of the Hudson River. She finds her pictures by cropping them, never manipulating them, and skillfully redefines our perception of the familiar.