Carol Dass has always had a passion for photographing the human form. Les Petites (The Small Ones) consists of fifteen 2.25x3.25-inch photographs Dass shot with black-and-white infrared film. This exhibit was inspired by a Tina Modotti show of small prints, where the intimacy of the nude is complemented by the intimate size of the prints. The softness and glow of the infrared film also works well with the gentle view Dass has of the female body. She does not photograph model-perfect bodies but instead celebrates the human form at all ages and in all sizes.
Carol Dass, who was born in California and raised in Missouri, has lived in Colorado Springs for nineteen years and teaches photography at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Dasss work is currently in the collections of the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Her work was exhibited in both Colorado 2000 and 2002 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; in the 2001 Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists Invitational at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; and in 2000 in Artesia: The Fifty Most Influential Local Artists at the Business of Art Center in Manitou Springs. In 1999, she won Best Professional Photograph in the Focus: 24 Hours in the Pikes Peak Region show, and Best of Show/Jurors Choice Photography at that years Colorado State Fair/Fine Art Exhibit.