Dreaming in Reverse / Soñando Hacia Atrás
Tom Chambers' newest series Dreaming in Reverse was created during his recent travels in Mexico. Though this is the first body of work that Chambers photographed in Mexico, I remembered him mentioning that some of his earlier work was inspired by his journeys there.
“Over twenty years ago, I fell in love with Mexico as my wife and I traveled through the Michocan and Guerrero States in central Mexico. Travel was easy as we moved about via bus transportation from cities to villages and back. The drivers would stop for anyone along the side of the road waving a few pesos. Buses were sometimes filled with chickens and goats, but always filled with friendly, helpful people. Sadly, this area of Mexico is part of the drug corridor dominated by the drug cartels, and not as safe or comfortable to visit. One our recent travels we were in the Yucatan area, and always felt welcome and safe.” – Tom Chambers
This exhibition will include large prints from Dreaming in Reverse as well as the newest photo-eye Editions LTD portfolio. Also on display will be a selection of our favorite classic Tom Chambers photographs.
In the past few years, photographer Tom Chambers has received much attention for his works. His series Entropic Kingdom has earned particular recognition when it placed second at 2010 Px3 in Paris in the digital category. Images "Saccharine Perch" and "The Goatherd" took first place at FotoWeek DC and at the 2009 Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, respectively. In 2009 Chambers was invited to participate in the Fotografica Bogota sponsored by Fotomuseo, the National Museum of Photography in Colombia. A biennial, Fotografica 2009 Bogota was a gathering of sixteen international and twenty-four Colombian photographers. Chambers was also invited to participate in the 2010 Salon d'Automne where one of his images was chosen for the official poster.