September Dawn Bottoms
Photographer

I am a self taught documentary photographer in Los Angeles. After taking classes at a local community college to understand the ethics of photojournalism,  I dove head first into personal projects. I primarily focus on women’s issues and family dynamics. Currently, I am working on a personal story  about the relationship between my single mother and sister who is on the spectrum. I am also working on a long term series on sex workers as their lives unfold outside of their jobs. The project was awarded Bronze Domestic Photo Story for College Photographer of the Year.

This year I attended Eddie Adams Workshop and I have been nominated for PDN‘s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to watch.

My work has been published in Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Guardian and People Magazine among others.

September Dawn Bottoms
Photographer

I am a self taught documentary photographer in Los Angeles. After taking classes at a local community college to understand the ethics of photojournalism,  I dove head first into personal projects. I primarily focus on women’s issues and family dynamics. Currently, I am working on a personal story  about the relationship between my single mother and sister who is on the spectrum. I am also working on a long term series on sex workers as their lives unfold outside of their jobs. The project was awarded Bronze Domestic Photo Story for College Photographer of the Year.

This year I attended Eddie Adams Workshop and I have been nominated for PDN‘s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to watch.

My work has been published in Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Guardian and People Magazine among others.

  • Kyiv Perennial
    Feb 23 – Jun 9, 2024
    Various Locations
    Berlin, Germany
    Curating an international Kyiv Biennial with cultural workers in times of war poses a challenge both for the institutions and for the individuals involved. Curatorship under emergency circumstances imposes completely different conditions on the production and perception of artworks and discourses, and reimagines the biennial as a collective endeavor on an existential ground of political, social, and cultural survival. (more…)
  • Patrick Pound: Windows
    Publication
    Perimeter
    International
    In Windows, Pound’s first photobook with Perimeter Editions, we find a cross-section of images lifted from a single category in Pound’s vast collection of 70,000 photographs. Each of the ‘found’ photographs in this new book features a window seen from the outside. We are allowed to look through them, from the privacy of our own homes. We see ghostly figures and happy families; we see actors acting, and everyday folks acting up; we see real and imagined worlds. (more…)
  • Coexisting with Darkness
    Nov 9, 2023 – Mar 31, 2024
    Mystetskyi Arsenal
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    In October 2022, Russia began to systemically target the objects of the Ukrainian critical infrastructure, disrupting the supply of electricity, water, heat, and telecommunication. Missiles and UAV strikes led to the introduction of rolling blackouts, causing cities and villages to be periodically engulfed in darkness. ‘Energy terrorism’ tactics aimed to disrupt Ukraine’s ‘mental infrastructure’: to break people’s faith in their own strength and their trust in government. (more…)
  • How we remember tomorrow
    Feb 13 – Jun 15, 2024
    University of Queensland Art Museum
    Brisbane, Australia
    How we remember tomorrow celebrates storytelling across generations, through oceans and waterways and transcending eras and perspectives. Featured artists understand the watery spaces of our planet as ancestral archives: sources of knowledge that carry stories and cultural practices. Alongside their kin, they honour intergenerational narratives that are disseminated along ocean currents despite ongoing colonial legacies of forced displacement, homeland dispossession, indenture and the loss or dormancy of vital cultural practices. (more…)