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Notable: The Conceptual Work of Clare Strand

In Article, Black and White Photography, Photographer on December 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm

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Aperture, Photo by Clare Strand

Just catching up on our photography magazines and the cover of the Fall edition of Aperture heralded a nice piece on Clare Strand.

Over the last ten years, dissatisfied with the often complacent values of the photography world, Clare Strand has assembled a body of work that is both subversive and celebratory in its approach to photographic conventions. During this period Strand’s art has developed through a series of increasingly interesting and unique projects that have explored various photographic genres, from Victorian portraiture to crime scene and forensic photography. In these series she has dwelt on the oddity of photography’s strange backwaters, its utilitarian functions and its infiltration of every corner of our lives, to make us question the value and complex meanings of photographic images. This might be simply quirky and strange, but in Strand’s work it is resolved through photographs of incredible quality and genuine originality.

For a look at some of her video work in Black and White: Vimeo

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