AFTER THE THRESHOLD
Text by Vicki Goldberg
Throughout her career, Sandi Haber Fifield has worked with multiple images to create narrative pieces that transcend the formal elements of photography confined to a single moment. Working in an intuitive manner, she searches for the connective tissue between disparate images to produce a whole from smaller parts. The source material for Haber Fifield’s work in this exquisite volume is the artist’s vast archive of images. When brought together and sequenced, these photographs become “stories” for the viewer to linger on and interpret. Haber Fifield explores the relationship between images, and what happens to them when they are linked and take on new meanings. These beautiful, engaging, sometimes humorous, and decidedly feminine works are gathered here in the artist’s third monograph After the Threshold (Kehrer Verlag, April 2013), with an essay by renowned photography critic Vicki Goldberg.
“Sandi Haber Fifield’s photographs float on the colors of memory, mood, feeling, and suggestion. They combine the indistinctness of memory with the imperfections of photography to produce elusive, incomplete reconstructions of times, events, and sentiments at the far reaches of perception.”
– Vicki Goldberg
BETWEEN PLANTING AND PICKING
Texts by Dominique Browning and Leslie K. Brown
"The color photographs that Haber Fifield took at American family farms in the past two years are ingratiatingly modest — much like the farms themselves, some of which don’t appear to be much bigger than several suburban back yards. There are a few broad vistas of planted fields and orchards, but most of the pictures are closer looks at garden plots, greenhouse debris, and tools at the ready. Although these are straightforward, unpretentious documents, Haber Fifield never seems like a disinterested observer. The sense of cozy familiarity in her photographs makes even a hardened urbanite feel right at home."
– Vince Aletti, The New Yorker, April 2011
WALKING THROUGH THE WORLD
Texts by Arthur Ollman, Tom O'Connor
“In Walking Through the World Sandi Haber Fifield addresses aspects of human vision that few have explored with such dedication. She seems to be floating through a world that is familiar to us and yet we have never seen it this way before … Like memories, these images drift in and out of focus, messages from the edges of her vision, woven together with eloquent threads. They wander elusively in the mind, dissolving one into the others, identifying her surroundings and her experience. Here is the artist‘s realization of everything coming together.”
– Arthur Ollman, Founding Director, The Museum of Photographic Arts