© Eileen McCarney Muldoon
Eileen McCarney Muldoon
A Step Beyond | 26.5N, 77.8W
January 05 – March 05, 2017
26.5N, 77.8W denotes the latitude and longitude of Cuba, setting the location for the collection. These photos are the result of Eileen McCarney Muldoon’s experiences traveling within Cuba for the past five years, co-teaching photography workshops to fellow enthusiasts on the island. Through these personal encounters, she has captured the homes, lives, and fervent hospitality of the Cuban people and their culture.
“The project didn’t start as a project at all. It started without my knowledge. I was co- teaching photography workshops and it wasn’t until my third visiting Cuba that I realized the story I was bringing home was all about the resilient people of Cuba. When you travel with a group of people, one would assume that we would all come home with the same or similar images, but that isn’t necessarily true. Each photographer brings home a different story that is their personal view or experience.” – Eileen McCarney Muldoon
(2017, February 27) Retrieved from an Olaf Willoughby interview with Eileen McCarney Muldoon
Eileen is a fine arts photographer living and working in Jamestown, RI. Her photographic style has been described as painterly, but she prefers to attribute her style to the gift that photography has given her to see the world with the eyes of an artist. She uses natural light as a means to express emotion. Cartier–Bresson knew when he captured the “decisive moment” in his street photography. Eileen too, has expressed the joy of capturing that moment, but in a very different manner. Her “decisive moment” is when she feels she loses herself to her subject & knows there is a complete union. She believes that her finest images all share that moment. When Eileen is not working on her art, she is teaching photography at local, regional and international workshops. Her work has been exhibited at Newport Art Museum, The Providence Art Club, Mystic Arts Center and numerous galleries throughout New England and New York. Additionally, Eileen has had two books published and is currently working on her third.