How long have you been in the Fellowship program at Latitude and what is your role?
I have been in the Fellowship program since January 2017 and I am the Programming Fellow. I organize any programs/events that happen within LATITUDE and help run the Residency Program.
What do you enjoy most about working at Latitude?
My favorite thing is meeting all the residents we have and the work they create throughout their month at LATITUDE.
Tell us a little bit about your art and projects you are currently focusing on.
I would label myself as a Fine Art photographer, however, that’s on the back burner. Currently, my big project is running an online magazine called OURS. The mission of OURS is to bring female identifying photographers to the forefront of the world and be a resource for the history of female photography. It has been up and running for about 2 months now and it’s been an incredible experience so far.
What does “being creative” mean to you?
It’s one of those words that has so many meanings that I don’t know where to begin. For me, being creative is being able to let my mind reach out to the farthest of places in my imagination. I don’t know where I’ll end up or what the destination is, but I do know that it was fun and relaxing to get to. I also believe that anyone can be creative, not just artists.
What is the title of the last book you read?
Fantasy Book: Night of Knives by Ian C. Esslemont
Photography Book: The Polaroid Book: Selections from the Polaroid Collections of Photography Edited by Steve Crist and Essay by Barbara Hitchcock
What type of music are you currently listening to?
It’s either 1980’s Hair Metal or Two Steps from Hell (composer duo).
What artist is currently inspiring you?
Because of the magazine, I have been looking at tons of work that it’s so hard to choose! Some stand outs are Haley Varacallo, Talya Brott, Molly McCall, Dara Scully, Li Hui, Kelsey Fugere and Marit Beer.
Follow Gwen and her project with the online magazine OURS at the links below: