Big Blend Radio: Interview by sarah weeden

Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview with photographer Sarah Weeden who talks about her National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) artist-in-residence experience in Death Valley National Park. NPAF founder Tanya Ortega talks about how the organization creates extraordinary and unique artist-in-residence programs within the National Park Service and other park destinations.

NPAF Artist Residency by sarah weeden

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National Parks Arts Foundation Residency in Death Valley National Park

This January I was honored to be chosen as an Artist in Residence in Death Valley National Park with the National Parks Arts Foundation, a wonderful non-profit organization that offers Artist in Residence Programs, Museum In-Loan Programs, and Workshops in conjunction with our National Parks. Throughout January I was able to spend time photographing Death Valley National Park, an incredibly beautiful part of our national heritage. I will be sharing my work in the coming months, my most sincere gratitude to NPAF for their support of the arts. Please check out their website and learn more!

"American Tradition" series featured by Lenscratch by sarah weeden

The day after Christmas the American Tradition series was published in an article on the Lenscratch website. Aline Smithson wrote a summary of the work and featured ten photos. Much appreciation to Lenscratch for this publication! Read the article on the Lenscratch website here

I’ve always found the before and after affects of the holidays to be depressing. There is something very off about shopping for Christmas decorations in August and something alarming about how quickly each holiday is discarded in order to move on to the next. In the case of living products that are grown for holiday consumption, ie pumpkins or turkeys, the idea is even more troubling. Photographer Sarah Weeden has been chronicling the consumer cycles of the Christmas Tree by capturing the discarded carcasses of these large beautiful living things. Shot at night, her photographs are like Noir who-done-it stories, small crimes that will disappear with early morning sounds of the garbage truck.
— Aline Smithson