American 1957 -
Terri Weifenbach is an adjunct professor of photography at American University in Washington, D.C. She earned her B.F.A. from the University of Maryland in 1978 and has been immersed in photography for over thirty years. Her brilliantly colored landscapes are reminiscent of the Pictorialist era of Clarence White and Edward Steichen. The images she makes are often intentionally out-of-focus, creating a dreamlike experience for the viewer.
Writes Blake Gopnik in The Washington Post, November 18, 2009,
Weifenbach.wanted to make us feel more like we were witnessing nature than seeing clever artistry. Of course, that sets her in a rich artistic and photographic tradition: Lee Friedlander comes to mind as a clear precedent and influence, and Eugene Atget lurks in the far background of her project. But Weifenbach's images don't feel like a reprise of this past so much as a step forward from it.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA; Museum Ludwig in Koln, Germany; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ