To travel by land is to own your journey.
Flying – everything between departure and arrival is fantasy.
When I travel, I look for visual markers of how decisions made over time in dealing with the universal problems of survival have shaped societies. I photograph people in their social environment and use words to express the feelings I had at the moment the image was made, inviting the viewer to join me in looking into these images, not just at them. Using words and images I consider what made those fugitive moments special as I search for the timeless in the temporal.
If Robin Boger had understood the languages spoken in her grandparents’ homes she might not have been driven to observe so closely the life around her in order to learn what was happening. This habit of close observation led her to search for and photograph visual markers of social and cultural behavior.
Her images from Cuba, Africa and Japan have been shown at the Chandler Gallery in Cambridge, MA, the Orton-Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, the Amanda Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas and the Mill Book Gallery in Concord, NH. She has also shown work at the Soprafina Gallery in Boston, MA, the Iris B. And Gerald Cantor Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and the Boston Public Library.
Robin’s background and graduate work in the social sciences and her policy work in both the public and private sectors have made her aware of how societies find unique ways of dealing with universal social problems.
She graduated from the New England School of Photography in 1995, studied printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and was a member of Mixit Print Studio in Somerville for 10 years.