Olivia Parker
[Photographer, b. 1941, Boston, Massachusetts, lives in Manchester, Massachusetts.]

 If you don’t love making photographs do something else. 
 Do photographs interfere with memory? Do we count on the image on the paper to be memory and leave the shifting shimmering vision in our minds behind? 
 The photograph is a transformation of what I see, caught on an edge in a delicate balance. 
 The themes in my work include: diagrams of the unseeable, words considered for both their verbal and visual presence, games, double meanings, maps, an interplay of natural and man-made structures, pure gesture, perspectives of how different things are thought of at different times, things taken apart and reassembled in the present.