Town Hall Gallery: Is featuring photographs by Alicia Stemper. Form her artist statement: Although I always had a camera around my neck in high school and college, I did not explore photography as a career option. I studied English as an undergraduate and I earned my masters in social work. As a result, words were the vehicle I used to function in my career and to reflect on my observations about the world.
Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” My partner gave me a digital DSLR camera on my birthday in 2010 and everything changed. I now want to use photography to reflect my observations and tell my stories. Light, color, patterns, and personality are what I try to capture and I especially love documenting Carrboro. As the photographer for the Carrboro Citizen for several years, I had a fantastic outlet to explore my passion and develop my skills. I call photography my “new lens on life” and I am excited to share it with others.