Sunrise—Silo City, Buffalo, NY
8 ½ x 12 ¾ inches
BIO: Mark Maio currently lives in Atlanta, GA, and divides his time between working in medical diagnostic digital imaging in ophthalmology and his personal fine art photography. He has exhibited extensively at galleries and museums across the country including the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, the McColl Center for Visual Art, the Castellani Art Museum, the Light Factory, and the Buffalo History Museum. His work is part of many collections including the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Southeast Museum of Photography, the Library of Congress, and the Buffalo History Museum. In 2007, the George Eastman House acquired a twelve print portfolio from his Against the Grain series for its permanent collection. www.markmaio.com
STATEMENT: The most common label attached to my photography is either photojournalism or documentary photography, although I consider my work to fall under the heading of “visual sociology.” I approach each project as a journey of discovery and research, using the film in my camera as my notebook and the final photographs I choose to exhibit as the vehicle to tell the story of what I learned. I let the project tell me what it is about, rather than doing research before beginning and then making images that illustrate a predetermined point of view.