Photographers on Photographers: Emily Wall in Conversation with Victoria Sambunaris – LENSCRATCH
I first saw Victoria Sambunaris’ work at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University during my last semester as a student. I was struck by the scale of the prints as well as how the strong geometry within the work carried her themes. I was further impressed when she spoke to one of my classes;via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/08/photographers-on-photographers-emily-wall-in-conversation-with-victoria-sambunaris/
Initially, I taught during the year and was only able to get on the road to work in the summers. This inhibited the work and eventually realized I needed more flexibility to remain on the road. I began to pick up editorial work to help fund the trips, credit cards, loans, whatever it would take. Later came grants and sales. I live a minimal existence and I have chosen not to live a more conventional life with a family and such. My responsibility is to myself and the work. While traveling, I’m camping, living modestly and in the moment. This type of existence in contrast to my energetic life in New York creates balance and keeps life diverse.