Sunday, 21 February 2016
Below is a haiku by Soseki, a 15th century Japanese poet, translated into English. The three photographs that follow correspond with the three lines of the poem. For more information please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
tying and untying fronds
of willow trees.
This image was selected to be part of the Arcadia University 2016 Student Biennial. This year the show, juried by Colin Keefe and Andrea Wohl Keefe, consisted of roughly 25 pieces, both 2D and 3D, out of over one hundred entries. For more information feel free to email me at email@example.com. Enjoy!
Here are some selected images I have from a series I did about violence and sexual harassment against women. On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States - more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. According to the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), someone within the US is sexually assaulted every 107 seconds.
Before photographing I discussed with the models where the handprints should go on their bodies. There was something grotesquely mundane about the conversation. There was a lot of "oh yeah, put a hand print here" and "yeah a guy just grabbed my arm there the other day". The harassment women face is a daily struggle. It should not have been so easy for all of us to think of places where we had been touched without consent in our day-to-day lives.
I believe that no person should have to fear harassment of any kind and that is why I pursued this project. I think it is important to bring to light the harassment that people face everyday. I also wish to provide information and awareness about harassment and violence. I have included links to the National Domestic Abuse Hotline and the RAINN website. I encourage everyone to check them out. For more information, or to see more of the images from this series, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Titles are above each photograph.
Look at Me
As a student I have the opportunity to work with different types of film and different cameras. For the assignment that these photographs came from I was able to use a twin-lense reflex camera and 120mm film. I've included a picture of what the camera looks like along with some of the photographs from the series. The titles of the photographs are above the images. For more information, or to see more of the images from the series feel free to email me at email@example.com. Enjoy!
Hands of Time