Born 1958, Tulsa, Oklahoma; lives in Houston, Texas

In his seminal theorization of photography, Camera Lucida (1980), Roland Barthes isolated an intractable "truth" of the photograph, namely, that its temporality is not grounded in the present tense but in the future anterior of that which will have been. This means that every presence captured by a photograph already implies its absence too. Amy Blakemore's small-scale photographs, with their evocation of memory and longing, amplify such a conceit, through both their technical peculiarities and their hauntingly ephemeral subjects. more about this artist in the Biennial Catalogue

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Jill in Woods, 2005. Chromogenic color print, 19 x 19 in. (48.3 x 48.3 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Inman Gallery, Houston