Friday, February 1, 2008
Amy Elkins selects...
Michal Chelbin, Sasha & Marina, Ukraine, 2006
Carrie Levy, Untitled from the series Domestic Stages, 2005
Michal Chelbin and Carrie Levy are both female photographers working in portraiture in a way that intrigues me. Levy's images are stripped of environments and the anonymity of her subjects charges the meaning of the image for me. Chelbin's images are more documentary by nature, but also tend to isolate the subject from their working environments. By getting her subjects alone, she is able to take formal, yet intimate, portraits. - Amy Elkins