2020: Artist in Residence Series – Patricia Temples

Artist in Residence Series, From the Charlottesville Daily Progress Newspaper, August 6, 2020, interview by Kathleen Borrelli.

Preserving History in a flash: meet Patricia Temples.

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything”.   Aaron Siskind (1903-1991)

The art of photography is in capturing a moment in time that will never come again, and Ruckersville’s Patricia Temples loves to tell stories through her photography.

A full-time resident of Greene County for 17 years, Temples and her husband used to spend weekends here relaxing and golfing in the 90s and built their current home in Stanardsville in 2003 after she retired from her career as an educator for Albemarle and Chesterfield counties.

“When we came back here in 2003, I volunteered different places trying to get an idea of what I wanted to do in retirement,” Temples said. “I was playing golf and I hurt my shoulder. I couldn’t play for several months, so I took my camera out on the golf course and started taking pictures … I had always had a camera ever since I was a kid.”

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Patricia’s interview and photographs.