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?

  • Rencontres d’Arles 2024
    Beneath The Surface
    Jul 1 – Sep 29, 2024
    Arles, France
    Tremors and turmoil, spirits, traces, parallel readings and rereadings all constitute new perspectives underlying the 2024 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles. Photographers, artists and curators reveal their visions and stories, not least that of our humanity, by turns thwarted, in endless redefinition, resilient, but also visionary. Whether on the margins or established at the center, the narratives lead to divergent, multiple paths, all emanating from the faults in a porous surface: they intertwine, superimpose and overlap. (more…)
  • Paolo Novelli. The Day After Night
    Jun 14 – Jul 21, 2024
    Camera
    Turin, Italy
    Paolo Novelli‘s (Brescia, 1976) exhibition entitled Il giorno dopo la notte (“The Day After Night”) brings together in the same space two cycles of his work made between 2011 and 2018, which are central to the evolution of his language. Both are made in analog in strict black and white, with the printing process being of paramount importance. The only subjects of the two series are windows covered by closed or bricked-up shutters on the facades of buildings without particularly attractive architectural features. (more…)
  • Mara Palena: Oikeiôsis
    Publication
    Witty Books
    International
    The knowledge of one’s inner self as the sole tool for self-fulfillment, for stoically embracing the human condition in all its turmoils – that is what ancient Greeks used to call Oikeiôsis. The same word was chosen by Mara Palena to call a project that unfolds over the duration of existence. The analog images shot by the artist from her childhood to today do not follow any external precept. (more…)
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