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Photographs by Caitlin McLaughlin
October 1st - November 2, 2010
Opening Reception October 1, 2010 6:00 - 8:00pm

Desolation in the Northeast

The series “Desolation in the Northeast” contains photographs taken from 2006 to 2010 in my hometown of Dunmore and in downtown Scranton. I moved to Scranton because I love cities — the vibe there is so much different from the one in Dunmore — and as I walk around I find myself attracted to the architecture. Photography allows me to share these perspectives. The pictures consist of various objects we pass every day and do not look at twice, such as buildings, chairs, benches and streets.

The compositional approach is very straightforward and the objects are mostly rectangular and square shapes. The images have no people in them and are usually of man-made, often-rundown structures. They have an eerie feel of isolation, emptiness, and abandonment.

~ Caitlin McLaughlin

Born and raised in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, Caitlin McLaughlin is currently a sophomore at Keystone College majoring in visual arts with a concentration in photography. She has had an interest in photography since the age of fourteen and attended her first photography class shortly after. In 2007 and 2008 she attended the Arts Alive program and interned for this program during the summer of 2010. She is passionate about traditional photography and has begun to explore digital.