Opening – Sommer Wood’s MFA Photography Exhibition Entitled Shooter

Opening – Sommer Wood's MFA Photography Exhibition Entitled Shooter
From the Barry University Andy Gato Gallery

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Barry University, FL –-( Announcing the opening of Sommer Wood’s MFA Photography Exhibition entitled Shooter.

This body of work is both a documentary exploration of competitive shooting and a self-portrait of the artist.

In the artist’s words: “Shooter combines two of my passions, competitive shooting and photography. It is my perspective of the word shooter. This work may at first be defined as a documentary analysis of competitive shooting, but it equally needs to be regarded as a self-portrait. Every image represents me as much as it does the sport and the individuals in the photographs.

I photographed my friends and colleagues, representing every level of participants in Air Rifle and Smallbore competition from high school to the U.S. National Team. Collectively we are shooters, and this is the common thread that ties us together. A bond built on countless hours spent on the range, fueled by quiet determination to achieve perfection on every shot. Perhaps not so unlike the numerous hours spent in the darkroom creating this series of images.”

Sommer Wood's MFA Photography Exhibition entitled Shooter
Sommer Wood's MFA Photography Exhibition entitled Shooter

Wood works for the Civilian Marksmanship Program, where coordinates camps and clinics geared for high school age athletes.

She first became involved in competitive shooting as an undergraduate at Clemson University, and has been heavily involved with the sport for ten years. Wood completed her BFA in Photography at Clemson University in 2003, and will complete her MFA in Photography at Barry University in 2011. Her work has been including in several juried exhibitions and group shows.

She currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL. A complete exhibition history, bio and images from Shooter can be found at

MEDIUM: The Shooter exhibition includes 29 silver gelatin prints ranging from as large as 40inx28in to as small as 14inx14in.

IMPORTANT DATES: Shooter can be seen 18 Feburary-22 April 2011 at the Andy Gato Gallery at Barry University. The opening reception will be held 23 February from 4-7pm.

ARTIST: Sommer Wood
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