Garie Waltzer is dedicating her time at Light Work to finetune her Fugitive Landscape series, featuring exquisitely detailed black-and-white, large-scale images of civic spaces from sites around the world. While these images from public thoroughfares and places are technically microcosmic representations of large scenes—their size, details, and timing allows the viewer a unique window onto the cultural pulse of each site. As each image unfolds a unique place with its own rhythms, people and precedent, they also serve as complex chronologies that point to one another as parts of a single universe. Waltzer is making great use of our Syracuse winter weather to scan high-resolution files of her work in the series, as well as using our large-format Epson printers and staff expertise to test the transition from printing with carbon pigmented inks to Epson inks.
A New York City native, Waltzer holds a BA in Painting and an MFA in Photography from SUNY Buffalo. Her work is exhibited nationally and included in many private, corporate and museum collections. She is now based in Cleveland, OH, where she has developed, chaired and taught in the photography program at Cuyahoga Community College for many years. Waltzer travels often to make her work, as she puts it, “compelled by the sweet chaos of unknown places… recording to remember and understand.”