This week, we will be exploring projects inspired by place. Today, we’ll be looking at Anna Reich’s series This Land: Landscape, Memory, and Identity on the Plains. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has a small but spirited art community. Anna Reich is one of the few fine art photographers in the area. I first met her
via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2023/09/anna-reich-this-land/
My artistic practice is based on the belief that the process of creating a visual record is as valuable as the existence of one. I use the camera as a tool to translate experience and meaning, often being both celebratory and critical of photography. Much of my work from the last ten years has been socially engaged; first, investigating issues relating to cultural trauma and post-traumatic stress and second, questioning the use of land and development of unsustainable communities in the western half of the United States.