Eric Weeks is an artist using photography and video, a curator, and Chair of the Photography & Video Department at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, PA. His photographs have been exhibited internationally, and are in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, La Bibliothèque Nationale, Yale University Art Gallery and the Sir Elton John Collection. His monograph World Was in the Face of the Beloved was published by Pablo’s Birthday (New York ) He was recently the Exhibition Director of the 2016 Jeonju International Photography Festival , South Korea. Weeks received a MFA from Yale University, and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts.
Eric Week’s photographs from the series “World Was in the Face of the Beloved” are about a character, Stacy, who is becoming one within a given landscape. She is someone who questions her place in the universe. She is his protagonist. There is the suggestion of spiritual tranquility in the photographs. He wants his photographs to offer a respite from all the courser conundrums of humanity. His photographs speak about ideas of beauty: the beauty of this woman, the beauty of the specific style of clothing which speaks so much of Stacy’s character, the beauty of the landscape and the figure relating to that space, the beauty of color relationships and the beauty of analog photography.