Uta Barth

Uta Barth uses photography to examine the differences between photographic and visual perception - what the human eye sees and what the camera lens captures. Barth's photographs are rarely grounded in the figurative and often lack a foreground subject. Rather, her images are out of focus, blurry, and cropped. In the absence of a clear object or landscape, atmosphere and light become her subjects.

Barth's acclaimed series of photographs include Ground and Field, the first in which she focused her camera on unoccupied space to create colorful photographic blurs. Her 2007 series, Sundial, recorded the effects of light at different times of day and times of year in her home. Though devoid of concrete subjects, these works demonstrate her mastery of composition and balance.