This award was generously supported by Eli and Edythe Broad / The Broad Art Foundation. _
As a photographer, Uta Barth is preoccupied with vision and more interested in how we see than in what we see. Her creative process grows out of her concern with making art that is about the visual experience. In Barth’s work, vision, time, stillness, and light are recurring themes. In making the choice to photograph a particular subject, she attempts to engage the viewer in the process of looking. Throughout her career she has addressed objective and subjective, exterior and interior concerns that are passionately engaged with the sensory realities that only photography can capture. Since 1990 Barth has been a professor of art at the University of California, Riverside.
Sundial, 2007, Untitled 2007.6, color photographs; photo courtesy the artist