Johanna Warwick is a photographer and a 2010 MFA graduate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Quiet, understated beauty. That’s the thought that ran through my head when glimpsing Johanna Warwick’s photographs. Focusing on the contrast between lightness vs. darkness, heaviness vs. emptiness and life vs. death, Johanna Warwick is able to capture the delicate balance of life’s opposing forces. Whether it be to document an empty quarry or her own family, Warwick’s use of color and light gives one the sense of muted comfort. The last image shown (image #12) is actually a series of four separate photographs in which Warwick focuses on ceilings. These images are part of a larger series entitled The Weight of the World where Warwick tries to capture the feeling of being a young adult and trying to find out who you are:
“The pictures are portraying that internal space that we all have and I think for me they come from this time in our early 20s, where you’re trying to figure out what you’re doing and where your going and that sense of being lost….We are always going to know that place. We are always going to know that feeling and that sense of being lost. To me that’s where it came from.” -Johanna Warwick as quoted from Function Magazine.