“Noticings” by Pat Sansone

The film photographs in this series were taken in 2020 and 2021. As the pandemic entered our lives, I found myself returning to film photography after a pause from the practice of almost 9 years.
These solitary road trips and wanderings with my cameras during the first two years of the pandemic were a way to combat the anxiety and heavy mood of that moment. To be alone and present. To center within what I have come to describe as a “heightened state of noticing,” allowing myself to be in quiet conversation with the light around me, letting my eye go where it wants to go without judgment. Initially, these 16 images were chosen because of their focus on color. But a thread emerged—that of walls, windows, and words.  Perhaps all elements that either create or attempt to deal with isolation.


The pieces are available for purchase at the museum gift shop. Join him along with Joe Thompson for a conversation about the collection Saturday 2p | B6.2.