Piece description from the artist
As we drove through the village of Pisco Elqui, Chile, I snapped this photo of a woman and her two dogs manning a small mercado. Most markets in rural villages are local businesses, not chains, and I imagine this woman had been in charge of her market for many years.
Amanda Darby is a self-taught digital photographer working in the Washington, DC area. Her work is characterized by clean, simple images, bright colors, and a clear appreciation for the world. She does not use Photoshop or other photo editors on her photographs; she prefers to showcase the natural beauty in what she shoots.
Amanda had her first solo gallery show at the Frederick County Cultural Arts Center in Frederick, MD. She was also part of a group show at The Artists' Gallery in Frederick, MD, and continues to show informally around the area. Amanda's work was featured on "Jones Soda":http://www.jonessoda.com/ labels in September 2012 and May 2010, and she has also done photography for Simmons College and Bryn Mawr College.
When Amanda’s not taking photos, she’s either playing with her feisty cats, working at her government job, reading a new novel, or watching baseball.
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