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ARTIST STATEMENT

I am an observer of life and teller of stories - stories which have impact. My eyes wander, seeing all around me as my ears listen to the sounds and the voices. Born with an insatiable curiosity to learn and specifically to learn about others, I am drawn to traveling near and far. I see and capture moments in time - colors, shapes, feelings, moods, expressions, and relationships.  My life is a journey and I share it through my art whether it is film, photography, art, poetry, prose or story. I invite my audience, reader, viewer into my world to see what I see, to feel what I feel, and often finding their own personal connection and experience. It is my mission to help, enlighten, entertain and bring knowledge and joy to others.  

 

 

 

BIO

Gayle Kirschenbaum is a creator who expresses herself in many forms. She began life as a visual artist and started taking photos where she loved spending hours in her darkroom. She found herself shooting stories with her photographs and painting them in an impressionist way. Her desire to use words and sound led her to moving images.  She became an Emmy award-winning filmmaker whose films and programs have premiered on Netflix, HBO, and Discovery. They include Look At Us Now, Mother!, A Dog’s Life: A Dogamentary, My Nose and  Little Parents.  Her last film led to an invitation to give a TEDx talk called No More Drama With Mama about forgiveness. She speaks and teaches on this topic. Gayle has found herself returning to her first love, photography.  

Her photographs have been exhibited in the US and Europe and appeared in publications and books. November 2021, her work was selected for a juried exhibit at Carter Burden in New York City. Her photography was selected as part of the #ICP Concerned Exhibition at the International Center of Photography in NYC and included in the book. August 2021, her photograph "U.S. Flag Meets Empire State Building" was selected for Your Daily Photograph. Her photographs have appeared in exhibits at Duluth Art Institute, Las Laguana Art Gallery and in F-Stop Magazine and on the cover of the literary journal The Adirondack Review September and December 2021 issues. 

From January 2020 to July 2020, she had a solo exhibit called STILL MOMENTS in NYC at Westbeth.  Her photograph was selected for exhibited in Spain at the Barcelona Foto Biennale in October 2018, she received an honorable mention under landscape for the Pollux Awards 2019. 

 

She has been featured widely in the media including New York Times, NBC Today Show, Jerusalem Post and Psychology Today. She is a member of American Photographers Archive Group (APAG), Producers Guild of America (PGA) and a judge for the Emmys and PGA Awards.


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