Growing up on the Minnesota prairie, the spaciousness and drama, emptiness and sometimes desolation of the landscape remains embedded in how I see the world. Finding myself on the East Coast now, the landscape most essential to me, unsurprisingly, is the ocean’s open edge. It is particularly salient to me off-season, when the wide, quiet beaches and dry grasses most closely comment on the world of my childhood; especially, that tenuous, transitional time, the interlude when winter hovers and spring hesitates in the distance.
Coming from western Minnesota, photographer Ann Boese grew up surrounded by corn and wheat fields, lakes and sky. She drew, photographed and absorbed this landscape – and it continues to influence her work today. The daughter and granddaughter of serious amateur photographers, Ann was also influenced by her father’s emphasis on light and form and her grandfather’s way of looking askance at the world.
Ann began studying photography more formally at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts. Along with student shows, Ann has exhibited in solo and group, themed and juried shows through Lexington Open Studios, the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, the Arlington Center for the Arts and Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. Ann is a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography and a past founding member of the Photography Guild at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society.
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