Her work on American Suburb X is accompanied by a poem/ prose piece, while the artist statement on her website is accompanied by a short story. I thought both were a good example of a more creative approach to an artist statement that Casey Smith had mentioned to us a few weeks ago.
The work is fairly straight forward and deadpan. Most of the subjects are located in the center of the frame and very few shots are not shot from straight on. Her portraits are somewhat haunting and leave the viewer feeling almost like an intruder. Her portraits straddle the line between family travel photos and snapshot aestethic portraiture, and the whole body of work reminds me of Michael Williamson’s work in the book “And Their Children After Them.”