Join us for a live virtual Q&A on Instagram with Massachussetts-based fine art photographer, Alyssa Fortin.
Tune into the talk on Instagram Live at 12:00pm EST on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023. To watch, visit Sorelle's Instagram profile at the start time. When the pink circle appears around the Sorelle profile photo, tap to join. We'll discuss Alyssa's unique underwater process of photographing her subjects, who range from dancers to yoga masters.
Fortin studied black and white film photography while earning a BFA at the University of Florida and later a Master's Degree in Art Education at the University of Georgia. For several years following, she taught photography and fine arts. Alyssa draws influence from American photographers Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Sally Mann, Annie Leibovitz, and New Zealand photographer Niki Boon. She also became inspired by a workshop with Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai in 2002 to develop her skills in film.
Over three years ago, Fortin shifted her work into the production of large format museum quality fine art. Traveling and photographing along the New England coast, she explores the female form in liminal spaces - where land and air meet water. Fortin taps into something unique, offering a glimpse into another realm. To say that her work captures the female form, in all its strength and grace, as it glides, floats and balances, is to minimize her message. Through her unique visual storytelling in which she resurrects the lost heroines of classical and western tragedies, Fortin throws away the lens and pulls us in with her.
Follow Sorelle Gallery and Alyssa (@alyssamfortinphotography) for updates and reminders in advance of the talk. If you have any questions for Alyssa, we invite you to send us a direct message on Instagram to ensure it is answered during the Live.
To shop all fine art photography by Alyssa Fortin, visit her Artist collection.
Updated 6/7: Missed our Virtual Q&A? You can catch the full talk here (scroll to the bottom to watch the Q&A).