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    Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin
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I look for visual metaphors in the landscape. My photographs of dramatic cloud formations, sinuous bodies of water, or sensuous trees and foliage articulate my appreciation for the mystery inherent in our world. I use black and white infrared film because it captures both the visible spectrum and the infrared light that lies outside what the human eye can see. This medium accentuates the contrast between light and shadow, enhancing our sense of the unknowable and the mysterious and underscoring the limitations of our perceptions.

Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin studied philosophy, mathematics and music at Mount Holyoke College and earned a masterâ??s degree from Bryn Mawr College. In 2001, she was among several individuals who were selected to participate in a cultural exchange to work with artists in Israel, a project that led to a permanent installation at the Poriya Hospital in Tiberias, Israel. Recently, Ginsburgh Hofkin has had six solo exhibitions of her photography in Israel as well as one-person shows at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in South Hadley, Massachusetts and at A.I.R. Gallery in New York City. In addition to participating in many group shows, she was also named a finalist for the Adi Prize for Jewish Expression in Art and Design and was featured in its exhibition at the Israel Museum in 2005. In 2007, her work was part of a show at the Black and White Gallery in Brooklyn (â??Compassâ??). In October of that year, she had a show at the Sande Webster Gallery in Philadelphia. In February and March of 2008, her photography was displayed along with wood sculptures by Robyn Horn at the Nina Bliese Gallery in Minneapolis. In August, 2009, her work was included in The 2009 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition in New York City, and in September, 2009, she was part of a show at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery at the Sabes Jewish Community Center in Minneapolis. In 2011, her photographs will again be featured in a one-person exhibition at the Jerusalem Theatre in Israel. Ginsburgh Hofkin is represented by Nina Bliese Gallery in Minneapolis, A.I.R. Gallery in New York, and Sande Webster Gallery in Philadelphia. Her photographs are part of numerous private and corporate collections, including the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 3M, Medtronic Corporation and Fidelity Investments. Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin Photography e-mail: ann@aghofkin.com phone: (763) 473-1991