2012 Second Place

Carla Richmond

 

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Artist Statement:
I am an independent photographer currently based out of my suitcase.  Having studied sociology and photography, I use portraiture as a medium to study and observe people in relation to their domestic spaces.  I was born in Mexico City and have moved around my entire life, making the idea of "home" a very personal and prevalent exploration.  

This series consists of strangers.  I felt that it was a good fit for this call-for-entry as it is the (un)familiar photographed in their most familiar environments.  I do not adapt my photographic process based on my relation to the subject, in fact, I aim to convey an equanimity among my subjects by electing to photograph them all exactly the same way.