About Margaret McCarthy
Margaret McCarthy’s work is driven by a sense of wonder at the fecund creativity of the natural world. While our culture seems determined to manipulate and control the natural world, her photographs address our soul’s yearning for a way back to balance with it.
McCarthy photographs the landscapes of antiquity with an immediate, intuitive reaction to the “genius loci” — the spirit(s) — of a specific place. Inspired and indebted to mythology, she brings the eye of a poet to her photography, exploring archetypes of myth and dream.
Recent Honors: American Society of Media Photographers BEST OF ASMP 2020; 2020’s 14th JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARD for Women Photographers and the ALL ABOUT PHOTO AWARDS 2020. She has been named among the “Best of the Best Emerging Fine Art Photographers” by BW GALLERIST Magazine. Her extensive list of exhibitions include: the Fogg Art Museum, The Griffin Museum of Photography, the Overseas Press Club and The Hudson River Museum, as well as numerous galleries, universities and public exhibition spaces. Her “Divine Feminine” series is part of the Kinsey Institute Art Collection.