Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Photographer #267: Angela Strassheim

Angela Strassheim, 1969, USA, has worked as a forensic photographer for several years before focusing on her conceptual photography.  Her series Evidence is a collection of photographs that involve interiors and exteriors of houses where crimes had been committed. Extensive research was the key to locate 140 residences in dozens of cities. The exterior photographs show anonymous houses in broad daylight. She gained access to 18 houses to photograph the interiors using BlueStar, a reagent whose purpose is to reveal blood stains. To preserve the anonymity of all the individuals currently living in the houses she chose to include no image of the exterior when the interior is shown and vice versa. In her series Left Behind she concentrated on her childhood and adult memories. The domestic narratives show an unsettling world. Pause focuses on significant moments in a girls and womans life. Her images are sharp and hold a deeper layer. Angela received an MFA at Yale University in 2003 and has exhibited extensively. The following images come from the series Evidence, Left Behind and Pause.

Website: www.angelastrassheim.com

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