This series is located at what I call the edge of the world, the place where the land meets the sea. For some, this is a primordial place bringing to mind our earliest ancestors, while for others it is a spot to think about a homeland beyond the horizon, and for yet others it is a place of laughter and summer fun. For me it is a place that is the sum of all these moments and more, because it is where, if only for an instance, the traces of our lives entwine with others.
These traces are found in the ever changing patterns of the receding surf, or in the grains of sands that are constantly reshaped by the elements. They are evident in the signs of absence indicating presence. They are also seen in the sea spray which when illuminated by the light gives a ghostly presence to all in its path. At the edge of the world, people pause and then are gone but the influence of their presence lingers, just as footprints in the sand remain for a moment before disappearing with the changing tide.
Jacqueline Walters is a black and white fine art photographer based in San Francisco. Through a passion for expatriate literature from Paris of the 20s and 30s, she discovered the world of photography. One passion turned into another as her world of words became a world of images. Thus, began her journey from the textual to the visual, from one form of story-telling to another. She began to see the world anew and allowed herself to be led in unexpected directions. She discovered that photography is about being open to new possibilities. It is about seeing, being patient, and being forever humbled.
Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in invitational group exhibitions and juried exhibitions. She is a gallery artist with Corden|Potts Gallery, San Francisco, where in addition to her 2009 solo show, she was a featured gallery artist in August 2012. In October 2012, Jacqueline had the honor of being a selected participant for the Shanghai International Art Show, Shanghai, China. She has received many honorable mentions, including 2012 PX3 Altered Images, and 2010 Black and White Single Image and Portfolio Selections from the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. She was a finalist for the 2010 Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and also 2009 and 2012 Photolucida Critical Mass. She has been published in Black & White Magazine (US), SHOTS, and The Photographers’ Forum.
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