Megan GorhamSan Francisco, CA
I am drawn to the possibilities of uncertainty. My photographs act as an obsessive record of the ordinary that often goes unseen in our everyday lives. I travel to locations that are found easily on a map and commonly evoked when casually mentioned. Rather than focus on the instantly recognizable landmarks in every location, I enter the marginalized spaces that are frequently passed over by travelers. In these spaces it is possible to pass unnoticed while observing the mixture of lifestyles that dominate the landscape. I try to capture my observations within the photographic frame in a way that conveys the impulsive, but deliberate nature of my process. Though I drift through the landscape, I direct the viewer to perceive those details which provoked my attention through precise formal compositions. When moving through the seemingly dull backyards, side alleys and small parks it is gradually seen how even the most pedestrian of scenes can suddenly become unfamiliar.
Megan Gorham is a photographer currently based in San Francisco, CA. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in the History of Art from McGill University. Her work has been exhibited nationally at galleries such as the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Emily Amy Gallery and Ever Gold Gallery. In 2008, she was awarded a Brooks Fellowship to attend the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and she was recently included in the Emerging Artists Auction of the Aperture Foundation’s 2011 Benefit and Auction.