Virginia Khuri has been making photographic fine prints since 1977, first in London, England and most recently on the East End of Long Island, New York. She began working solely in traditional black and white but now also uses archival digital technology. She holds a Masters Degree in Photography from De Montort University in England and is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.
As a fine art printer in black and white and now in color, the printing paper used has always been important. These images are printed on Japanese Kozo paper with archival pigment dyes – all in the effort to make a personal interpretation of the reality captured by the camera.
She is inspired by the beauty and indwelling of mystery at the heart nature with light as the medium. The transformations which occur when translating three dimensional reality onto paper fascinate her. She says, “I have always used my camera not to illustrate or document the world before the lens, but to convey something of the quality of my particular individual experience of it. Every photographic project and each printed image represents a visual journey of exploration and discovery.” Her images are always a celebration of a place’s spirit or essence as revealed through a meditative or contemplative type of seeing – a sort of listening through the visual cacophony which surrounds us to sense a stillness.