Both Adriene Hughes and Amy Caterina have recently spent time photographing in Iceland and Greenland. Although their journeys were made separately, each artist was touched deeply when finding herself within the vast emptiness of the North. Caterina works with a Polaroid camera and accepts its flaws. Hughes works with a digital camera and plays with infrared technology. Both Caterina and Hughes have intuitively sewn or marked on their images as evidence of the overwhelming sensation of awe they felt…a kind of physical touchstone used to connect on a higher level with the experience of place.
Amy Caterina is a Professor of Photography and head of the department at Palomar College where she teaches Digital Photography and History of Photography. She has curated exhibitions throughout Southern California, has shown her work nationally, has been honored with multiple grants and has been selected as Artist in Residence in California, Iowa, Illinois, and recently, Iceland.
Hughes has been a professor of photography at UCSD Extension and is managing director of the Media Teaching Labs at UCSD. Her work has been recently exhibited by Klompching Gallery NY where she was honored with the Rhonda Wilson Award. Her images have been featured in Lenscratch, PDN, GermanFoto Magazine and the San Diego International Airport. She has recently been selected for the 2018 Critical Mass Top 50 and her work was recently featured in Wired Magazine.