Date: Sunday, October 20
Address: Josh Crow Studio, 1627 Washington Ave, Unit 203, St. Louis, MO 63103
Studio Features: Restroom, Refreshments, Work For Sale
I am a narrative photographer at heart. Much of my work embodies the tenets of staged photography, where objects and figures are arranged to create a fictionalized tableau. Through these staged compositions, I aim to tell a story with each photograph. Psychoanalytic theory grounds my work across several projects. In my practice, I excavate and illuminate the narratives of dreams, memories, forgotten family history, colonialism, and violence through feminist and Freudian lenses. Fittingly, the photographic process echoes psychoanalysis, a practice that reveals suppressed thoughts and neurosis. Photography is an an act of illumination, a process that documents, proves, and fixes the unseen, the intangible, and the fleeting. Inspired by Surrealist art and paintings from the Romantic period, I often photograph in a large format and digitally edit, collage, and combine disparate imagery to create the resulting narrative photograph.