The goal of my photography is to make beautiful that which others find disturbing. By combining painterly qualities with a square crop, I hope to create a world unique from our reality, one that does not shut its eyes to the struggle that women are faced with, while showing the beauty in death and surrealism. While they portray whimsy, they are counterbalanced with harsh reality and themes of entrapment, anonymity, and death. They beg the question of what it means to be alive. Are these subjects alive? Were they ever?

Brooke Shaden
Photographer

Brooke was born in Lancaster, PA and went to college in Philadelphia where she graduated with degrees in film and English. Upon graduation she began photography. By joining Flickr she began to get recognition, and now her site now has nearly half a million views. She has been featured in magazines for innovative photography and filmmaking, most notably Kodak’s In Camera magazine. She won a “highly commended” prize at the international Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2009 competition, and was featured at the exhibition in London and in their magazine. She has a solo exhibition in February in Los Angeles that will feature a new series of images that explore the idealistic view of the female ballerina.

Brooke Shaden
Photographer

Brooke was born in Lancaster, PA and went to college in Philadelphia where she graduated with degrees in film and English. Upon graduation she began photography. By joining Flickr she began to get recognition, and now her site now has nearly half a million views. She has been featured in magazines for innovative photography and filmmaking, most notably Kodak’s In Camera magazine. She won a “highly commended” prize at the international Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2009 competition, and was featured at the exhibition in London and in their magazine. She has a solo exhibition in February in Los Angeles that will feature a new series of images that explore the idealistic view of the female ballerina.

The goal of my photography is to make beautiful that which others find disturbing. By combining painterly qualities with a square crop, I hope to create a world unique from our reality, one that does not shut its eyes to the struggle that women are faced with, while showing the beauty in death and surrealism. While they portray whimsy, they are counterbalanced with harsh reality and themes of entrapment, anonymity, and death. They beg the question of what it means to be alive. Are these subjects alive? Were they ever?

  • An-My Lê: Between Two Rivers
    Nov 5, 2023 – Mar 16, 2024
    MoMA
    New York, USA
    For 30 years, the photographs of artist An-My Lê have engaged the complex fictions that inform how we justify, represent, and mythologize warfare and other forms of conflict. Lê does not take a straightforward photojournalistic approach to depicting combat. Rather, with poetic attention to politics and landscape, she meditates on the meaning of perpetual violence, war’s environmental impact, and the significance of diaspora. (more…)
  • Marguerite Humeau: Orisons
    Jul 29, 2023 – Jun 30, 2025
    Black Cube
    Hooper, USA
    Marguerite Humeau’s Orisons is a subtle, 160-acre earthwork that transforms an unfarmable plot of land in Colorado’s San Luis Valley into a place of reverence, honoring its expansive history, existing ecosystem, and imaginable futures. The work consists of the land in its entirety, as well as a series of eighty-four kinetic and interactive sculptures that invoke the land’s histories and vast network of interrelations. (more…)
  • Maria Sturm: You Don’t Look Native to Me
    Publication
    Void
    International
    In 2011, Maria Sturm began to photograph the lives of young people from the Lumbee Tribe around Pembroke, Robeson County, North Carolina. Through the process of documenting their lives, Sturm began to question her own understanding of what it means to be Native American. Her new book You Don’t Look Native to Me combines photographs with interviews and texts to preconceptions and show Native identity not as fixed, but evolving and redefining itself with each generation. (more…)