Opening Reception: October 19
Location: Rayko Photo, San Francisco CA
Leah Sobsey will be presenting her newest book from Daylight Books, Collections: Birds, Bones, and Butterflies at the Rayko Photo Gallery in San Francisco.
Leah Sobsey works at the intersection of nineteenth century photographic processes and twenty-first century digital technology. Sobsey photographs bird skins, bleached bones, clipped ferns, and tattered shoes that she unearths from the dark drawers of national park museum collections. Plucked from their original context, she illuminates them with sun and light, giving them new definition. The subject matter of each series she creates is dictated by her discoveries, bridging past to present, honoring both the specimens she works with and the medium of photography.