Dana Stirling is one of four photographers from our ISO & Rainbows open call that was selected for an honoree article. Below you can read more about this series, Mary's, and about herself!
Dana Stirling is a still life and fine art photographer, and the Co-Founder & Editor In-Chief of Float Photo Magazine. She was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and based in Queens, NY ; Received her MFA from The School Of Visual Arts in Photography, Video, and Related Media in 2016 and her BA from Hadassah College Jerusalem in Photographic Communications in 2013. Stirling's work has been exhibited internationally including Fresh Paint Art Fair in Tel Aviv, UNICEF Next Generation Photo Benefit at Aperture Foundation NY, “A Process - Der Greif” in Neue Galerie, Höhmannhaus Germany, Google photography Prize at Saatchi Gallery London UK, Brick Lane Gallery, London UK and Tel Hai Museum of Photography Israel.
A while ago I received a box filled with Kodak Color slides and a few random papers. I knew nothing about who took the images, when or why they were abandoned by their owners. I went through the boxes, held the slides to the light, to find a unique and sensitive photographer. The documents all stated the name Mary, which might to might not be relevant to these photos, but in my mind Mary was behind them and it was my job to create something new from her forgotten work.