Americaby Zoe Strauss By: Juliann Costa. Biography -Strauss was born in 1970 in Philadelphia -Her...

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  • Americaby Zoe StraussBy: Juliann Costa

  • Biography-Strauss was born in 1970 in Philadelphia-Her photography experience consisted of one photography class at a community college as a teenager-She was given her first camera at age 30

  • Background of Her Work-Mostly takes pictures in Philadelphia -Urban life Shuttered buildingsEmpty parking lotsVacant meeting hallsPortraits of residents

  • Accomplishments-Under 1-95; A 10 year long projectCopies sell for $5-Executive Director for the Philadelphia Public Art Project-Had her work shown in:The Philadelphia Museum of ArtThe Philadelphia ICAThe Bruce Silverstein Gallery2006 Whitney BiennialThe Institute of Contemporary Art

  • Awards-Seedling Award; 2002-Pew Fellowship in the Arts; 2005-USA Gund Fellowship; 2007

  • America-Started in the south Philadelphia region where she is fromEight years, published in 2008-After Hurricane Katrina -Mostly of people she met throughout the country-Sad portrayal of America-Intimate photos-Unseen people and places

  • Project-Portrait, architecture, and photos of signage-Did not plan on this being a book-Expanse of American identities -What it means to be American-Philly compared to other parts of the country-How she sees America- Wanted project to come out the day of the presidential election.

  • KelleyLindaLas Vegas, NVPhiladelphia, PA

  • Merry Christmas HousePhiladelphia, PA

  • Together We Can Make Dreams Come True is TrueTerre Haute, IN

  • RefrigeratorsOcean Springs, MS

  • Next Drawing PA National Guard GuardsmanPhiladelphia,PA

  • Sinceres ArmNew York, NY

  • Art Showing Loaded RevolverCrystal, NV

  • Photo of Carlos Parents on his BedEl Paso, TX

  • Fist with CashGulfport, MS

  • Daddy TattooMonique Showing Black Philadelphia, PAEye

  • How Do I Look?Philadelphia, PA

  • Significance of Project-Honesty toward subject and audience-Show another side of AmericaContemporary life -Active engagement in the world -Real people dealing with real situations