September Gallery Walk: Cody Cobb + Raymond Thompson Jr.

Hidden Light Exhibition Opening

Pictura Gallery

Date & Time

Friday, September 1 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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FAR - 202 S Rogers St Bloomington, IN

Hidden Light, a new exhibition at Pictura Gallery, presents two photographers who work in the dark. Cody Cobb uses ultraviolet radiation to reveal strange luminescence in the American wilderness. Raymond Thompson Jr. works directly with the sun to make lumen prints of the body, obscuring the human form in celestial darkness. The show observes surprisingly intimate qualities in the land, and explores the body as its own kind of landscape. Read full press release here.

On View: September 1 - October 28
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 5pm-8pm

Cody Cobb

Cody Cobb (b. 1984 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a photographer based in the American West. His photographs aim to capture brief moments of stillness from the chaos of nature.
For weeks at a time, Cobb wanders the American West alone in order to fully immerse himself in seemingly untouched wilderness. This isolation allows for more sensitive observations of both the external landscape as well as the internal experience of solitude. Through subtle arrangements of light and geometry, the illusion of structure appears as a mystical visage. These portraits of the Earth’s surface are an attempt to capture an entanglement of the observer and the observed.
Cody Cobb was named one of PDN’s 30 emerging photographers to watch in 2018 and a winner of The Royal Photographic Society’s IPE162 award as well as being a part of Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50. Cody’s work has also appeared in publications such as The California Sunday Magazine, WIRED Magazine, MADE Quarterly and ‘Cascadia’ by Another Place Press.

Raymond Thompson Jr.

Raymond is an artist, educator and visual journalist based in Austin, TX. He currently works as an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at University of Texas at Austin. He has received a MFA in Photography from West Virginia University and a MA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He also graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a BA in American Studies. He was the 2023 winner of the 1619 Aftermath Grant. He has worked as a freelance photographer for The New York Times, The Intercept, NBC News, NPR, Politico, Propublica, The Nature Conservancy, ACLU, WBEZ, Google, Merrell and the Associated Press.