daily paper, Barcelona

Daily paper, Barcelona

The portrait in profile confers a certain mystery. With the face hidden or partly visible, we can imagine: what is this person thinking or feeling? I like to capture photos of people on the street, to show their place in the world. These are photos of family and of strangers, taken in Atlanta, New England, Puerto Rico and Spain.—Marla Puziss

Bio:  I inherited my first Canon SLR, a hand-me-down from my father, in the 1980s. I am self-taught, learning from looking at great photography, beginning with a well-worn copy of The Family of Man on my parents’ bookshelf. My love of photography has always been closely tied to my love of travel and observing places and the people who live there. I have visited Nicaragua, Burkina Faso, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, France, Spain, Italy, Quebec, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. I have also fallen in love with the fascinating regions lying within our own borders: New England, New Mexico, and, closer to home, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region of Florida near Apalachicola.

My photos have appeared previously in South x Southeast and LensWork online. I have exhibited at the Arts Clayton Gallery, PB & J Gallery, the Hapeville Arts Alliance, Oakland Cemetery, and at events during Atlanta Celebrates Photography month each October. I moved to Atlanta in 1989 and live in Hapeville with my husband and cat, and work in the clinical laboratory at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Contact: mpuziss@comcast.net