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Debra Achen

Media: Archival Pigment Print
Size: 16" x 12" Framed: 21" x 17"
Edition 3 / 6 + 2 APs
Price: $1,200
Artist Bio:

Born and raised near Pittsburgh, PA, Debra Achen developed a passion for art and a connection to nature as a young child. She majored in Art Education at Edinboro State University before completing her BA in Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. In addition to training in traditional film and darkroom photography, she studied a variety of studio arts, including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. After college she embarked on a career in film and television production and later in educational technology. All the while she enjoyed taking travel and nature photos as a creative outlet. Then the gift of a digital camera rekindled Achen’s love of photography as a fine art medium. This coincided with a move to the Monterey Peninsula, an incredibly scenic area steeped in the history of photography. There are many individuals and organizations here that continue to honor the traditions and mastery of craft that fostered the school of West Coast fine art photography. Achen immersed herself in this environment and continues to attend workshops and lectures to engage with new technical and creative innovations in the field.
Achen’s photographs have been featured in juried exhibitions throughout the US and Europe and in curated exhibitions at the Weston Gallery, the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel Visual Arts Gallery, and Upstart Modern in Sausalito. Her “Folding and Mending” series was selected for the 2022 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 and her award-winning self-published book, “Frequency Shift: The Stonehenge Continuum” was featured in the 12th Annual Photobook Show at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Her work can be found in a number of private and corporate collections.

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