The Shadows - Limited Edition Debbie Fleming Caffery
Debbie Fleming Caffery’s images can be seen as articles of faith. The relentless insistence of subject and symbol in these images is assuredly their greatest strength. This vigor results from a tension that can be both visual and emotional. In this marshy no-man’s-land between description and illusion, her photographs serve as an able guide to truths that are better sensed than seen.”
- John Lawrence
The subject matter of Debbie Fleming Caffery’s new work shifts from the mysterious and hard life of the Louisiana sugar culture to that of foreign imagery. The style of her photography remains the same. Light is never allowed to blind us to the darkness of human existence and its inexorable limitations. But neither is darkness allowed to swallow the bitter sweet moments of disclosure. This is the absurd, the tension, always maintained in Caffery’s photographs - she has found the spiritual, together with its enemies.
- James R. Watson