San Francisco, Feb 15 - March 27

Gallery Carte Blanche is inviting us to discover new work by local photographer Donna J. Wan.




Selected in Photolucida Critical Mass 2012 top 50, Donna J. Wann met Gwen the owner of Gallery Carte Blanche on this occasion. "I contacted her to see her portfolio. We immediately understood each other. She had already participated in numerous multi-artist shows, but had never done a solo exhibition" explains Gwen.


So Waterland, which displays work from her series Wide Open, is Donna J. Wan's first solo exhibition.

Through her photographs, she doesn’t try to make a political statement about humankind’s impact on the environment. She observes and reports what she sees about how people experience and are affected by water. Our footprints on the landscape are unmistakably visible in her work, but her photographs invite us to reflect on how our perceptions and identities are shaped by the land and the water surrounding it. 


More than beautiful sceneries, her work highlights the different ways in which we experience and interact with water in the landscape - for recreation, function, or contemplation.  She shows us that water can be a source of enjoyment, peace, awe, and even fear. 


Donna’s landscape photographs reflect a continual search for her to understand and express how perceptions and identities are shaped by the landscapes that surround us. She takes photographs in both the United States and Asia and in both the natural and built environments, like this photo of San Francisco's famous Sutro Baths. 




Waterland, new work by local photographer Donna J. Wan

February 15 – March 27 

Galerie Carte Blanche

Opening reception February 15, from 6 to 9pm.

As all the photos displayed at the Gallery, Donna J. Wan's photographs are available in different formats and at affordable prices. 

The exhibition catalog is sold at the Gallery.

Donna J. Wan 's website