Cité des Arts Gallery of Visual Art

“Even if U Paint Over Me, I Am Still Here,” The Photography of Amy Breaux

through September 30

Street photographer Amy Breaux will be featured in the Gallery at Cité des Arts in a show titled: “Even If U Paint Over Me, I Am Still Here.” The exhibit will open on Saturday, August 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., as part of Second Saturday ArtWalk and run through September 30 at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette. The Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Amy describes her work in this way: “Photography, to me, is capturing fleeting moments. The iconic street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, “It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.” I use this quote to guide my photography. My choice of subject comes from a place of curiosity and is fueled by the desire to partake in the stories that unfold around me. I seek the unknown and I look for the light within the shadows, the stories that are not at first obvious and the uncommon in the common. I photograph people in their environments because I am curious as to what lies behind their eyes, where they have been and where they hope to go. I use photography to document the world around me. I make pictures that call attention to things that other people overlook. This exploration of the overlooked helps me engage more deeply with where I am in space and time. Every person I photograph has my respect and recognition. It is my intention to guarantee that they are never overlooked or ignored.”

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