Carrie Tomberlin | Ashville NC, USA

Short bio…

Carrie Tomberlin is an artist and educator based in Asheville, North Carolina. She currently teaches photography and visual culture at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Prior to her teaching career, she worked with several non-profit organizations including the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  Carrie’s work is shown regularly in exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad.

You shoot film because…

Working with film helps me to slow down and be more deliberate when I photograph. Additionally, I feel that there are more surprises along the way than there are in digital, and this is an extremely ewarding part of the artistic process.

Your photography feels like…

Though more connected by ever-expanding technological means, there seems to be a growing disconnect – between each other and between action and consequence. While our brave new cyber world has many benefits, I have found that it adds countless distractions and lessens the depth of experiences. For me, film is one way to make experiences more tangible and to more fully connect with the medium of photography. I believe that this comes through in my images and speaks to the viewer.

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