Lisa McCarty is a photographer based in Durham, North Carolina. Most recently her work has been exhibited at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the American University Museum in Washington, D.C., the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, North Carolina, Chicago Photography Center, & internationally with the PICTURE BERLIN residency program. Lisa received an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University & is currently an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies.
Why do you photograph on film?
Film is the only medium that makes light tangible.
What is your work about?
The series Developer Drawings is an experiment to make photographs using only light and the varying developers contained in Polaroid and Impossible Project Instant film. Rather than expose the instant film with a camera, I make images using the developer encased in the frame of every print. Every drawing records a new expression of the photographic material and the agency of light.