Louise acknowledges that the land where these photographs were taken
is the unceded, traditional territory of the Kumeyaay Band of Nations.
The images shown here come from three of her series, Ways of Knowing, Revered River, and Points of View.
Louise Russell’s artwork centers on land and place: its power, beauty, past and present, use and abuse, and our desire for it. She is motivated and guided by her love of the land and climate crisis activism. She’d like her artwork to enter the imagination and heart of the viewer and serve as a spark to ignite thinking about how one chooses to live.
As a photo-based artist she uses an 8 x 10 inch pinhole camera and digital cameras to produce silver gelatin and inkjet prints. Her work has been featured on Lenscractch.com, presented at Open Show San Diego, 2018, and been exhibited at Photographer’s Eye Gallery, Escondido, CA, Soho Photo Gallery, Size Matters Medium Festival, PhotoPlace, and other galleries. She was an adjunct instructor of photography at Grossmont College and is a member Snowcreek Collective. While she has always photographed, she had a career in education and educational software.