The North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education (NCAFAE) is sponsoring Emily Powell in a solo photography showing at the First Service Bank in Clinton, AR through the end of August, 2015.
Emily Powell, age 22, currently lives in Fairfield Bay, AR. At a very young age, she developed an interest in photography…learning to take photos with her father’s 35mm camera. Later in high school, she took an art class and was able to use that camera again while also learning to develop her own photos in the dark room there. It was during this time that she really began to feel passionate about taking photos.
These days she is doing much more in developing her work, under the professional name of “Photo Emiliana,” and now using a professional, digital camera. Emily is also matriculating at UALR, working in the area of International Relations and European Studies. While she has a love and appreciation for all kinds of art, street photography is her favorite. She very much enjoys taking pictures of what she sees as she roams the streets of any city.
Emily has written of herself, “This artist doesn’t specialize in one particular category of photography. Emily challenges herself in working with every category to grow and constantly be learning.”
While she has lived in many locations in the USA as well as Europe, Emily looks upon Europe as her “other home” and calls Europe a “photographer’s dream world” in that every day brings new adventures to capture with a camera. She feels that living outside the US has shaped her not only into someone who can adapt easily to new things but also into one who loves to meet new people, enjoys completely being immersed into new cultures, and takes full advantage of every incredible experience possible to get the story behind each photo she takes. In the future, she looks forward to living in Europe, teaching English, while continuing to work with her love for photography.
Although things moved slowly at first for “Photo Emiliana,”she knew that 2015 was going to be an exciting year in her life. She has many new business opportunities including an art show, many booked sessions, connecting with several magazines, and has work featured on websites and commercials. Business is going well and Emily is very excited to see her passion develop into something larger than she ever imagined.
You are welcome to come to First Service Bank, Clinton, to celebrate a sampling of Emily’s work before August 31, 2015. A reception planned for July 31, 5 to 6:30 p.m., will allow you to meet the artist.
“ Emily’s mission: To make people feel something with her photographs and to make them think. That is all any artist could want when showing their work.”