Levens Hall, Cumbria

JUDITH EASTBURN
Levens Hall, Cumbria, gelatin silver print, 10" x 10", 2000

Judith Eastburn received a Master of Sciences in Microbial Genetics in 1969 from the University of Iowa. She subsequently earned an MFA in Printmaking and Photography in 1982 from the same institution. She has taught photography in England, Iowa, and Missouri and has shown her work throughout the Midwest for the last twenty-seven years. She currently lives in Des Moines, where she teaches art and photography at Dowling High School and photography at Grandview College.

Judith Eastburn writes, "I believe we are profoundly affected by the landscape of our childhood. It establishes our sense of space and how we fit into it, and we recognize as familiar those places encountered later in life which resemble it. I was born in Iowa, and grew up in the southeast corner near the Mississippi River in an area of limestone bluffs and wooded ravines. Visiting my grandparents meant drives to central Iowa through gently rising and falling open fields. These are the landscapes which serve as my point of reference when I photograph in other parts of the world. I think Iowa and its openness made me aware of the horizon and sensitive to smaller variations in the land's surface."

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