A lover of the sky, I often look up for consolation. Walking in the city, I see the sky’s light dancing on the old and new architecture. My challenge, or delight is capturing their interaction in a photograph. A myriad of moods can take over as the reflections enhance the images. Looking in on these transformations helps us see the fleeting nature of who we are, and what our created landscapes can become.
The need for innovation is tempered by the commitment to preserve what is beautiful in the old. As a photographer I explore the ever-changing urban space. My hope is that viewers will explore and find glimpses of beauty and history reflected in many urban cityscapes.
Kathleen Herr-Zaya distills glimpses of change into enduring photographs. Whether they are of a developing environment or person, she hopes you will find insights that inspire. Her subjects range from reflections of changing cities to children discovering their worlds. Herr-Zaya’s current exhibit highlights the beauty of the transforming light in Boston, a city that is innovative and yet reflects on its history. She also travels to explore and present these passions.
Herr-Zaya has national and regional publications of her photography including the book “One People One Heart: A Celebration of Native Nations”, the Faces of Prevention website, and the Pen New England Newsletter. She has had solo and juried shows at a myriad of venues: the Massachusetts State House, Massachusetts College of Art, Stoneham and Watertown Public Libraries. Herr-Zaya is a founding member and exhibitor at the Stoneham Community Art Gallery.
In addition to studying photography at Boston University and Massachusetts College of Art, Herr-Zaya has a PhD in Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University. She has felt honored to receive several grants from the Stoneham Cultural Council to create and exhibit her photography. Herr-Zaya makes herself available to photograph moments that help build the world that we would all like to see.
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