Ivona Hedin

“Gestures”


ARTIST STATEMENT

Wandering through Manhattan in search of street scenes, I came across a restaurant window where, for a brief moment, three people happened to make a similar gesture. I snapped the scene instinctively realizing that it was a rare moment of unplanned simultaneity. My interest in this photograph intensified when I noticed later that the triangular gestures were mirrored by the triangular composition of the three people themselves.

ARTIST BIO

I have been interested in photography for most of my life. After taking a photography workshop in New York in August of 2008 (and acquiring my first SLR), I started to pursue photography more seriously. My strongest interests lie in black and white street photography and in urban landscapes. So far, my photographs have been displayed at the annual 2010 and 2011 juried shows of the Bloomington Photography Club and at the 2010 and 2011 Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition at the SWOPE Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 2010, my photos were awarded prizes by the Monroe County Photo Expo in Bloomington and by the Society of Professional Journalists, Indiana Professional Chapter (for Feature Photography).

Selected by Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland.