Photographs by

Sara Leith-Tanous

February 10 - April 8, 2018

Opening Reception: February 10, 6-9 PM



Dreams of Transformation 
The writer, Rainer Maria Rilke, advised a young poet, “Then try, like some first human being,
to say what you see and experience and love and lose.” I first read that when I was 15 and
starting to build my life around photography. Those impulses still guide me. I photograph what
I see and experience and love and lose. You could say I feel a connection and make a picture.
Then I put photographs together, sometimes thematically, but more often in a dream-like
arrangement. When an image calls to you, enter the piece and follow wherever your eye or
heart takes you.

I like the way images influence one another, how rhythmic repetitions, lyrical juxtapositions,
and syncopated sequences unfold into a visual story. With many possible points of entry, the
photographs turn into an organic narrative suggesting how the ordinary can be transformative!
Dense with detail and over-lapping textures, the photographs need time to be taken in and
space to expand the viewer’s imagination.