Meryl Salzinger was born in New York City in 1964.  Visually inspired by the hidden beauty in the  grime and decay of 1970s New York, she began using a camera to explore her vision after graduating from Bryn Mawr College, with a degree in Social Anthropology in 1986. First immersing herself in the craft of photography, with fine printers at the International Center of Photography, Pace University, and the Santa Fe Photo Workshop, she then entered the world of commercial photography and held a variety of jobs as: Photo Assistant,  Producer, Studio Manager, and Baby Wrangler.  As her own style developed, she focused less on the correctly printed image and more on manipulating her images so that meaning was distilled in their abstraction. Now, creating sculptural forms with her photographs and using unorthodox surfaces on which to print, it is the physical form and light which communicate meaning, leaving the subject matter as only a vague suggestion.

© Meryl Salzinger Photography 2016