Photography

Past Resident

Jody Wissner

Jody Wissner (1993, NYC) is a photographer, diarist, writer, painter and dancer. She is a graduate of the Photography program of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

I take photographs of my life, myself, and those around me to challenge conventions, to exorcise my vulnerabilities, to figure out the truest form of me.

I write about my environment as I move through my day and my life - how it changes and influences me and vice versa. I hoard these details. These scraps of writing often come to life, uncensored, by photographing a page of my journal. Other times, translated into a photograph or a short story.

I move and dance freely and intuitively, close my eyes and enjoy the pleasure that my body can bring along with its vulnerability. I seek to externalize these personal, inner experiences.

I do not know who I am nor do I understand my desire to make art. I make art to understand.
 

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Katinka Igelberg

Born in Ystad Sweden in 1984. With an educational background in Photography, Art, Journalism and Graphics. Focusing mainly on art photography and poetry. For the past ten years, living and travelling abroad, working on both private and collaborative projects. With an extensive interest in dance, philosophy and human rights.

My work tend to touch subjects such as belonging, distance and sense of self in relation to the surrounding. I get inspiration thru out the meeting with new people and the encounter with strange places and unfamiliar ground. Currently working on a project focusing on light frequencies and geographic vibrations. 

 

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Zelé Angelides

Zelé Angelides was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1988. She received her Bachelor of Technology in Graphic Design at the University of Johannesburg (cum laude). There after she did her postgraduate in Photography at Vega School of Brand Leadership. Her work has received several awards including a Gold Loerie. Throughout her commercial career she has photographed various fashion, sports and brand editorials. 

Zelé’s primary field is photography, both digital and analogue. Her primary interest is to subvert the norms and values around women that are constructed and reinforced by Western main stream pop culture as defined through main stream media such as tabloid magazines, music videos, film and advertisements. Main stream popular culture being defined as “the ideas, attitudes, or activities that are regarded as normal or conventional; the dominant trend in opinion, fashion, or the arts.” (Oxford Dictionary, 2014). She approaches her work with the aim of experimentation, how photographic techniques can be used to create an image that inspires a raw connection with the viewer, invoking an emotional response. The intention of her work is to explore how the printed photographic image can come close to truth by replicating an intimate moment. The moment that would occur between two people now manifests itself between viewer and artefact (The printed photographic image). Her objective is to capture a moment/glance that is essential to being human and essential to the character of the subject. The intention is to feature the subject as looking past the notion of posing a construction of self for the camera, but rather to capture an ethereal moment that confronts and challenges the viewer.

Zelé’s work aims to explore female identity by questioning the female form through various photographic techniques such as pinhole, cyanotypes, medium format, 35mm and digital photography. Her objective is to counter the usual neutrality with which audiences view photographs to elicit an emotional response. Her intention is to confront and challenge stereotypes and gender binaries in the subjects that she would work, both in subtle and overt ways and to investigate perceptions of femininity and the female form. Her works range from traditional portraiture through to explorative nudes. Recently, she has become increasingly interested in the concept of “woman’s expectations of woman”. Her intention is to create work that sutures her personal psychological affliction to those of the viewer. 

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Emma Bäcklund

Emma Bäcklund (born in Gothenburg, Sweden; lives and works in London UK) is an artist who’s practice is primarily expressed through the form of the still image and lays in the slippage between an absence and presence of the bodily, a play between liquidity and form.
Her work regard consequences of the image culture with aspiration to confront established ideas relating to form and the corporeal. With inspiration impending from movement, the work is often conveyed within the still image. As a viewer, one is left to fill a void which could be perceived as a subtle performance. The use of black and white photography and printed life-size reflect this bodily experience. Furthermore, her ideas explore the performance of the everyday, gesture and the choreographed movement as opposed to the inherent. Ideas are informed by contemporary dance, neuroscience, behaviour and philosophy.

She is currently studying MA Photography at the Royal College of Art in London (2017).

 

Photograph by Zelé Angelides

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