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"The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma" by Maggie Steber at Leica Gallery Boston
Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present "The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma", a provocative photographic sequence, by artist Maggie Steber. Steber a 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, was awarded this prestigious grant for "The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma". This ongoing series embodies Steber’s subconscious captured by her alter-ego, Lily LaPalma. The stunning color photographs, reveal the depth and mystery that lies beyond the artist’s psyche, while creating an irresistible allure. The series also reflects countless influences from Steber's life, dating back to her childhood. "The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma" represents a complete reinvention for Steber, a striking departure from their profound documentary body of work. The opening reception will be held on May 17 from 6pm to 9pm, followed by an Artist Talk on May 18 from 5pm to 7pm. Maggie Steber will also host a Leica Akademie Workshop May 19 & 20, 2018.
“The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma is a series of photographs made in the shadows of a dark side of me that I have, as of late, begun to re-explore. Without meaning to make them so, these photographs reveal my fears and private memories, all the things that are wrapped up, not always so neatly, in someone’s life.”
Maggie Steber is a documentary photographer who has worked in 67 countries on stories concerning the human experience. Her honors include a Guggenheim Foundation Grant for 2017-2018 for The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo First Prize in Spot News, the Overseas Press Club, Pictures of the Year for Best Documentary Photo, the Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, the Ernst Haas Grant, and a Knight Foundation grant for the New American Newspaper project, a visually-driven tabloid researched and conceived by Steber. In 2014, Steber was named as one of 11 Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine. She served as Director of Photography at The Miami Herald from 1999 to 2003 where the photo staff won a Pulitzer Prize and were twice finalists. Her photographs are included in the Library of Congress, The Richter Collection, the Guggenheim Foundation Collection and many private collections.
LEICA GALLERY BOSTON
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