Featured Artist: Tom Chambers (+ PDN 30)

by patrick on May 3, 2012

Snap! 2012: Tom Chambers
Featured Artist

Tom Chambers was born and raised on a farm in the Amish country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His work is represented by a number of galleries in the United States and Europe and has been shown through solo and group exhibitions worldwide, as well via a wide range of print and online publications. Chambers’ “Entropic Kingdom” series joins Snap!’s 2012 “Urban Wild” exhibition, the images reflecting the animal kingdom and mankind engaged in an ongoing dance of co-existence which results in a predictable tension.

Of the “Entropic Kingdom” series, Chambers says: “Having grown up on a Pennsylvania farm, I am inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s rural landscapes, characterized by subtle, but powerful emotion. I hope to strike a similar emotional connection in the viewer by illustrating a disturbed ecosytem created by man’s self-serving interests. These photomontages are composed of animals, children and adults, all of whom are potential victims and at risk.

Chambers has received recognition for his photography through a variety of awards, such as Worldwide Photography Gala Awards and  Critical Mass Top 50. Learn more about Snap!’s 2012 “Urban Wild” artists.

PDN 30 Emerging Photographers
Featured Exhibit

Sponsored by Sony, Adobe and Canson. These “30 Photographers To Watch” are based on photographs submitted to PDN (Photo District News magazine).

A compelling collection of images made all the more interesting by the substantial risk these photographers took in order to produce their work — personal, financial, creative and otherwise. Among them: Chloe Dewe Mathews hitchhiked from China to England in search of ideas. Markel Redondo traveled with migrant workers from Honduras to the U.S. Peter DiCampo worked by flashlight for three years in Ghana and elsewhere. Ryan Pfluger and AnaStasia Rudenko challenged themselves to photograph difficult family relationships. Peter Ash Lee published a magazine. Mark Fisher regularly hangs out of a helicopter.

See their captivating images at Snap! 2012.

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