Lori Hawkins is a photographer based on the East End of Long Island, New York and renowned for her work in documentary photography. Hawkins’ fine art practice is informed by, but distinct from, her documentary practice. Inherently aware of her surroundings, Hawkins has a keen ability to observe situations unfold and capture them in a split second. Within her fine art photography, a sense of mystery pervades and takes precedence over the characteristic clarity and explicit situational context of her documentary work - rather than tell a story, the images offer a window to the artists personal experiences. Hawkins work at Exhibition The Barn, bring light and movement to the foreground of the image, obscuring the composition and alluding to a sense of meaning just beyond the grasp of the viewer. Hawkins sensitivity for her subject is filtered through an alternative artistic lens, resulting in equally thought-provoking images that, with a softly abstracted quality, speak quietly in dialogue with the viewer and their surroundings.
Hawkins has been the recipient of numerous international awards throughout her career, and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, South China Morning Post, Focus Magazine, and New York Magazine. Her photographs have been included in both solo and group exhibitions in New York City and around the U.S.
Under the Sea 2021 26.67” H x 40” W unframed Digital photograph printed on Archival Canson fiber paper Edition 3/10