Marcella Green
Photographer

Marcella is a socially engaged artist from Pennsylvania residing in Providence, RI. She works primarily in photography, writing, and socially engaged art installations. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Creative Writing and Sculpture from Binghamton University in 2014, a Post Bac Certificate in Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2016, and her MFA in Image and Text from Ithaca College in 2018.

Thematically, her work focuses on visual storytelling as a method to examine her identity in relation to others, and through this examination, to learn how to continually cultivate and share radical, meaningful love. She rarely photographs people, but rather places where beings have been, and where meaning lingers in the absence of figures. Her images incorporate color, texture, and light to communicate observations, feelings, and opinions. She wonders what is means to flatten the world with a camera or scanner. In doing so, how can she push back on the harmful structures and ideologies within herself and her community to be part of their positive transformation?

Marcella Green
Photographer

Marcella is a socially engaged artist from Pennsylvania residing in Providence, RI. She works primarily in photography, writing, and socially engaged art installations. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Creative Writing and Sculpture from Binghamton University in 2014, a Post Bac Certificate in Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2016, and her MFA in Image and Text from Ithaca College in 2018.

Thematically, her work focuses on visual storytelling as a method to examine her identity in relation to others, and through this examination, to learn how to continually cultivate and share radical, meaningful love. She rarely photographs people, but rather places where beings have been, and where meaning lingers in the absence of figures. Her images incorporate color, texture, and light to communicate observations, feelings, and opinions. She wonders what is means to flatten the world with a camera or scanner. In doing so, how can she push back on the harmful structures and ideologies within herself and her community to be part of their positive transformation?

  • 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…)