Mary Quin’s work explores a paradox of photography, which makes fleeting ideas and feelings into permanent images. She draws on concepts from anthropology and philosophy to explore the space between camera and subject that often mirrors the spaces within and between people. Working with an 8x10 view camera and platinum/palladium prints, Quin stays grounded in the historical roots and questions of photography—permanence, concerns of objectivity, and the nature of human existence and relationships.
After earning a BS in Anthropology from Millsaps College, she then earned a MA in philosophy from the University of Sothern Mississippi and an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Mary currently lives and works in Jackson Mississippi. The Deep South serves as a crucible for her continued work.