Wendy Phillips is a photographer and visual artist based in Atlanta. Her recent work has focused on the documentation of the lives of women of African descent in Latin America. Her projects often combine ethnographic interviews with photographic images. Her ethnographic work provides inspiration for her conceptual art projects.
Wendy has studied photography at the International Center for Photography, Maine Photography Workshops, The Penland School of Crafts, and at the Manuel Alvarez Bravo Center for Photography in Oaxaca, Mexico. She is also trained as a psychologist. She is drawn to the alchemy of the darkroom, and her favorite medium is silver gelatin printing on fiber. She has recently begun studying some of the traditional photographic processes including wet plate collodion and ambrotypes.Wendy incorporates photography and visual art in her work with youth in their communities, women who are incarcerated, and with her adult and child psychotherapy clients. She has found that photo making helps support the process of individuation: self discovery and individual growth.
Wendy also values the experience of working with other artists within the structure of the Artists’ Collective. She has participated in and served as Co-chairperson of the Latin American Artists’ Circle in Atlanta, collaborating with artists who work in varied mediums. She has been a member of Sistagraphy, The Collective of African American Women Photographers for eight years and served three years as Executive Director. She has also enjoyed joint projects with fellow artists in Cuba, Mexico, and Spain.
Wendy’s photographic work was recently presented in Exposure Magazine and Fotozoom Magazine (Mexico). Her work is currently exhibited at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco and the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama.