The value of photographs was apparent to me at a young age. The recollection of my family arranging and re-arranging themselves in front of the camera to memorialize happy events had a profound effect on the way I perceive the world. Since 1965, with varying levels of consciousness, I have been using photography to construct realities that challenge perceptions about what and where I am.
Roddy MacInnes is an Associate Professor of Photography in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver. Since leaving Scotland at age 15, he has worked as a merchant seaman, a fur trader, a bush pilot and a minerals prospector. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Roddy has been documenting life through photography for over forty years. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His latest photography project was inspired by two albums of photographs he discovered in an antiques mall in Denver, Colorado. A North Dakota woman made the photographs in 1917. Through this project Roddy is exploring issues surrounding the relationships between photography and the construction of identity.
Roddy MacInnes has been in Artnauts since 2007.