american gun culture

Darkroom Gallery: In Stillness

Juror's Statement:

In Stillness” can be interpreted many ways. I approached the submissions viscerally, initially choosing those which gave me a feeling of calm, balance and timelessness in their visual presentation. However, I was also, and always, looking at the formal aspects of photography: composition and especially quality of light - what I call a,”well seen” image. While there were many arresting photographs in this large group, those I chose most closely met my criteria.

Diane Gabriel

Leif Carlson,  Mark Venuti, February 23, 2002,  Archival Pigment Print, 2016, 12x18"

Leif Carlson, Mark Venuti, February 23, 2002, Archival Pigment Print, 2016, 12x18"

Simunition: Gun Culture in America - MFA Thesis Exhibition

On November 4, 2016, The Welmont Gallery in Savannah, GA hosted the opening reception for Leif Carlson's MFA Thesis Exhibition, Simunition: Gun Culture in America.  This exhibition is an exploration into American gun culture and Carlson uses photography, video, and installation to explore this theme.  The gallery was divided into three distinct chambers, which allowed Carlson to consider various themes within American gun culture, such as media, gender, race, police violence, and religion.