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Greg Sand
Clarksville, Tennessee


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My work is about memory, the passage of time, mortality and the photographís role in shaping our experience of loss. Photography's unique ability to capture a fleeting moment allows it to expose the temporality of life. "By giving me the absolute past of the pose" the photograph tells me death in the future I shudder over a catastrophe which has already occurred. These words from Roland Barthesís Camera Lucida describe how I feel when I view a photograph so old that the subject must be dead. My response has a number of layers: I feel an immediate connection to the living person in the photograph, followed by a dread of what inevitably is to come for them, completed by a sense of grief over what has, of course, already transpired. This reaction is why the majority of my work utilizes found photographs, which I manipulate to create an abstract narrative exploring mortality. My work aims to question the nature of photographs and challenge the traditional definition of photography.





born: 1983, Springfield, Tennessee



Austin Peay State University, BFA, 2008


selected awards/honors

Individual Artist Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission, 2014

First Place, 33rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, New York, 2014

Criticís Pick, Catherine Edelman, Griffin Museum of Photography 15th Juried Exhibition, Winchester, Massachusetts, 2009

Jurorís Choice Award, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, 6th Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 2009


selected publications

International Photography Annual 2. Cincinnati, Ohio: Manifest Press, 2014

Style Sight, Vol. 002. Tokyo, Japan: Fashion Freak Tokyo p. 189, 2012

Santa Casa de S"o Paulo Blood Donation Campaign. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Young & Rubicam, 2011

Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage. Berlin, Germany: Gestalten p. 194-195, 2011


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Collaborative Artwork by Billy Renkl and Greg Sand, The Framemaker: Four Hand Composition, Clarksville, Tennessee, 2013

Subtle Manipulations: The Vision of Greg Sand, Customs House Museum, Clarksville,Tennessee, 2012

Reminiscence, Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 2009


selected group shows

Under the Radar, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, 2014

Griffin Museum of Photography Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts, 2014

Beyond Memory, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy, 2012

Mythography: An Exploration of Narrative, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2009





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