Boardwalk Art: Erica Flood
October 11 @ 4:30 pm - November 6 @ 6:00 pmFree
Erica Ann Flood is a Documentary Style photographer who has been actively engaged in creating photographs for more than twenty years. Ms. Flood has been on a personal mission to gain a deeper understanding of the human experience around the globe. Her explorations have taken her to the San Blas Archipelago in Panama and Buenos Aires-Argentina, Kino Bay-Mexico, Kenya, Berlin – Germany and most recently Tokyo – Japan. She attended Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona where she received her
Bachelor’s of Arts in Photography with an emphasis in Documentary Studies in December 2005 and in October 2013, she received her Post-graduate Certificate from the Oskreutzshchule Für Fotografie in
Berlin, Germany. Ms. Flood is the Program Manager of the esteemed International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography at the Hartford Art School – University of Hartford. The ultimate goal of her work is to utilize a visual vocabulary that communicates across regional and cultural barriers, in order to create a renewed curiosity about the human experience in her audience.
In her own words: _My Tokyo Daydream_aims to invoke curiosity in my viewers such as I experienced while exploring the city of Tokyo. I was inspired by the city and the culture; everything seemed so clean, organized and efficiently orchestrated throughout. One of my greatest past times in this world is to walk and observe – finding gems along the way that offer a bit of humor, a touch of color or a reminder of the compassion and love inherent in all human beings. This exhibition falls on the one-year anniversary of my first trip to Tokyo, Japan. In October 2018 I had the pleasure of accompanying 11 graduate students in photography to the city for a 10-day academic residency. Over the course of these 10 days, while our program was housed in a classroom at the Tokyo Photographic Arts Museum, I visited important cultural sites and met many practicing photographers and photobook publishers including Takashi Arai, Yurie Nagashima, Hiroh Kikai, Ota Michitaka and Yoko Sawada. The impact each of these visits has had on me winds its way through this body of work. With each new adventure I embark upon in the world, I learn
to be a more whole version of myself. Please feel free to send feedback to email@example.com
Although the images at Mill 180 Park are representative of my time in the city, it is an edit made from a larger body of work. A more complete gallery of images from this photo excursion can be found at: