Her passion is learning about other cultures and capturing with photographs and words the stories of how people live. Throughout the years, those stories and her travel adventures were memorialized in her blog posts at Vacation-Travel-Adventure.com. The photographs in this exhibition are from some of those live-abroad experiences as well as from her vacation travels. Traveling where the “wind blows” and not knowing what photographic opportunities she will find is her personal journey of discovery. While she enjoys the beauty of landscape photography, it is the stories and faces that she finds most memorable.
Cecilia Clark, a Sacramento native, entered college late in life, but upon taking the art requisite, she fell in love with the language of photography. In pursuit of her degree, she attended American River College, Consumnes River College (Placerville), and in 2000 she graduated from CSU Sacramento with a BA in Studio Arts. She studied photographic art under Jim Ginney and Roger Vail. When she took that first photography course, her tools of the medium were film and darkroom. Now more than 30 years later, she has mostly left the traditional darkroom behind in favor of digital images and the light of the computer screen.
Now retired, Cecilia is able to make more time for photography. She travels frequently and her camera always travels with her. One way she becomes familiar with a new city is to hang out with a camera and wait for the pieces of a composition to meld together. Her photographic subjects are varied reflecting where she is at the moment and her interest in the glories of smaller, intimate scenes.