Katurah Shaw

Posted by on Oct 13, 2009 in Inspired by Dan

I love being behind the camera, and in addition to photography, I enjoy creating jewelry, collage, paintings, and pretty much any other art form I have time to try. I was arrested in July, 2000 at a demonstration in Minneapolis, and out of my frustration from that arrest, I (along with a couple of friends) started a non-profit Civil Rights group to help defend the wrongly accused. I have been guided by my social conscience ever since.

In photography what inspires me are memories, and the idea of memories that haven’t yet been formed. I want people to look at my photos and see a place they remember, an emotion or thought that they’ve had, or something that is familiar to them. I want people to get angry, or agree with the statement they think is being made. Or, just think something is pretty or interesting. I don’t care how you react, I just want you to react. All I want is the chance to show you what I see.