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MFA ’15 Annie Donovan featured in Lenscratch’s “The States Project”

Published August 24, 2015

In the month of August, Annie Donovan was featured in The States Project conducted by Lenscratch, “a daily journal that explores contemporary photography and offers opportunities for exposure and community.”

The States Project is an online feature of different photographers from different states throughout the U.S. “Once or twice a month, …a photographer from a particular state [is featured], and then they will in turn feature five photographers from their own states.” Annie was invited by artist Jeremy Chandler to be one of five photographers living and working in Florida to be featured. So far, the states covered have been Alaska, New York, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida. You can find more information on The States Project and other photographers that have been featured at:

I have always been intrigued by installation art, especially after receiving the opportunities to visit the Venice Biennale, Art Basel Miami, and Prospect in New Orleans. There is one piece I saw recently in Houston at the Menil Collection called The Infinity Machine by artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. It was quite spectacular and really swept me off my feet. The guide takes you into a dark room with a flashlight, where you are instantly surrounded by a loud whirring sound and are completely dwarfed by hundreds of backlit mirrors rotating in the center of the room. It was almost like looking into a tornado, but at times I could see my own reflection spinning and spinning and spinning…