2022 Finalists

Shea KIRK

Artist statement: Over the last five years I have invited people into my home to create portraits together for Vantages. Shot using dual large-format cameras, each portrait is exposed onto separate sheets of black-and-white film, simultaneously capturing two images of the sitter from different perspectives resulting in a stereoscopic pair. The process is slow and methodical, enabling an intimate exchange that highlights the agency between photographer and subject. Conscious of their own vulnerabilities, they’re aware of what it means to represent themselves, and through the nature of this dual-imaging process, resist being reduced to a single vantage point.

www.sheakirk.com

Ali Choudhry (left and right view)  2022
from the series Vantages
pigment ink-jet prints
135.0 x 108.0 (each)
courtesy of the artist

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