Guest photographer for the Photographic Nights of Selma 2022
Passionate about encouraging people to connect with art and nature, Elmore DeMott is a speaker, writer and artist. She finds nature to be her greatest source of inspiration as she proclaims, “Beauty abounds. Seek it daily.” Through her words and images we witness Mother Earth’s invitation to heal ourselves, as well as the planet, by experiencing nature’s abundant beauty and listening to Her voice.
Flowers and forests – Elmore’s signature photographic subjects – have been featured in exhibits, publications, and arts collaborations including those with the internationally acclaimed clarinetist Mariam Adam, the San Francisco based Del Sol String Quartet, the DAP Dance Festival in Italy, and the Nights of Pierrevert Photography Festival in France where she was artist in residence. As an avid arts supporter who describes the arts as being fundamental to all lives, Elmore serves on the board of South Arts and was the founding president of ClefWorks, an Alabama arts organization, created to promote the education and enjoyment of chamber music through innovative programming. Elmore is a founding board member of the internationally acclaimed JACK Quartet as well as the Photographic Nights of Selma Festival. For collaborating, connecting and sharing artistic experience, Elmore received the +Factor Award from the New York-based string quartet, ETHEL. You will find her listening to the call of nature in her home state of Alabama and beyond.
I once photographed a flower a day as a reminder that beauty abounds, and we should seek it daily – even during tough times. Now I see that it is the abundance of beauty needing our attention. With that lens, I created this body of work on a single day as the light and music called my camera and me into the forest. Beauty abounds. Seek it daily.
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