Beautiful My Desire – Maggie Preston




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About Maggie’s Work –

Working mainly as an analog-based photographer, Maggie Preston has traditionally employed the fundamental material aspects of the black & white wet-darkroom to both produce her work and to provide the base for her subject matter.



While utilizing foundational photographic elements such as film, light, gelatin-silver paper, photographic chemistry, and more recently, aspects of digital capture & output, Preston explores the ever-unfixed state of the medium as well as the complexities of its representational values, materiality and social reception.


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About Maggie –

Maggie Preston (b. 1979, Healdsburg, CA) lives and works in San Francisco. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2001, and her MFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA in 2008. Preston has exhibited at many galleries and non-profit institutions including SF Camerawork, RayKo Photo Center, Houston Center for Photography, Ampersand International Arts and the SF Arts Commission Gallery. She currently teaches photography at Out of Site Youth Arts Center in San Francisco.


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