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Aaron R. Turner

Aaron Turner is a photographer and educator currently based in Arkansas. Aaron received his M.A. from Ohio University and an M.F.A from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. He was a 2018 Light Work Artists-in-Residence at Syracuse University, 2019 EnFoco Photography Fellow, a 2020 Visual Studies Workshop Project Space A-I-R, and a 2020 Artist 360 Mid-American Arts Alliance Grant Recipient.

Artist Statement

I Won’t Be Here explores the linear movement of light, desire, and time. Using various photographic techniques within alternative process methods, reflective material, in-camera and darkroom manipulation in the pursuit abstraction to create speculative narratives. This body of work is a non-representational response and visual analysis to objective and subjective ideas in photography as it relates to the individual lived experience of everyday life and internal contemplations.

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Release Date: June 11, 2021

"This image is a representation of the pursuit of light within my practice over the years. For a long time I waited patiently and responded to available light but in the studio setting I can create my own light or recreate available light. This is just one example of my use of reflective material experimentation to pursue specific qualities of light."