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“Pam” is among the 36 pieces on display in “Amy Blakemore: Photographs 1988-2008.”

Courtney Silva May 4th, 2011

The works of an internationally renowned photographer will be on display in the exhibit “Amy Blakemore: Photographs 1988-2008,” which opens Thursday and runs until July 10, at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch.


Blakemore, a Houston-based Tulsa native, is known for her use of the Diana camera, which was mass-produced in the 1960s and ’70s, and is very sensitive to light, said Alison Amick, the museum’s curator for collections.

“The nature of the camera has a very strong impact on her work,” Amick said. “Her images are unique, not because of how she chooses to compose them, but also because of what she chooses to photograph.”

The shots focus on a variety of subjects, from landscapes to portraits, but Blakemore’s main goal is capturing moments in time, just as the mind would as it stores visual memories.

“There is something beautifully quiet about her images,” Amick said. “Her work is different from that of any kind that we’ve had in the museum. I think people will respond to her work on a very meaningful and emotional level.”

An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday; Blakemore will deliver an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. May 12. For more information, call 236- 3100 or visit okcmoa.com. —Courtney Silva

 
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