Boston based artist educator and curator Erin Carey is an alumnus of Sarah Lawrence College; she received a B.A. in liberal arts in 2003, concentrating in art history and photography. In 2007 she received an M.F.A. in studio Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts & Tufts University, where she focused primarily on mechanically reproducible mediums.
Currently, Erin is the Academic Director at the New England School of Photography Boston where she has taught for the last eight years. Her work there also includes chairing a Fine Art Major in the Full-time Program as well as serving as Gallery Director & Curator of the school's Gallery, The Garner Center.
Heavily influenced by Dutch Landscape painters, Erin's photographic works continue to investigate man's relationship to place. Her most recent and ongoing project, Tree Hunting, debuting in 2015, documents the annual ritual of selecting the family christmas tree. Focusing mainly on the seasonal transformation of the landscape, the photographs reveal tidbits of magic, humor, romance, and the occasional disappointment during a time normally brimming with excitement.
All photos by Erin Carey