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Academy Graduate Captures Human Dramas in Public Spaces

Academy of Art University graduate Miah Nate Johnson finds art in everyday life routines. A series of his photographs, Perceptions, is featured at the Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging in Belmont, MA now through August 26th. "The images are typically ordinary moments between ordinary people, nothing special, as they say," the School of Photography graduate explains. "Why should we care about the everyday mundane? It is because through the act of bearing witness, we transform the mundane into art." He adds, "My work explores the relationship between the constructed backdrops of modern society and the individuals who play out their private, human dramas within and against these public spaces." After graduating from Academy of Art University, Miah traveled to Eastern Europe to photograph scenes from the Velvet Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall. His work has since taken him to unexplored islands off the coast of Africa, as an underwater photographer, and to Hollywood movie sets, where he contributed still photography to the films Sphere and War of the Worlds. His clients include National Geographic, National Geographic Channel, The New York Times, The City SUN, World Wildlife Fund, American Red Cross, Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures, among others. The exhibit is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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