citing landscape
Stephanie Espinoza
Originally from Los Angeles, Stephanie is a visual artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a second-year Photo MFA candidate at Pratt Institute. Previously, she received a BA in art history in 2010 and a BFA in photography in 2016, both from the University of Utah. In 2018 she was named a Photography Applebaum Fellow by Darkroom Detroit. In her artistic practice, she aims to explore the ever-changing value of images.
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Artist Statement
I use photography as a tool to investigate and question the value of images. I am interested in images as malleable sources of information that are dependent on their form, modes of circulation, and histories. The project citing landscape is an exploration of what it means to photograph the landscape with the cultural and historical implications that such a practice carries. By re-photographing paper reproductions of generic-looking landscapes, I seek to construct a fictional sense of place and document. The resultant photographs hold evidence of their transformation and the intricate and self-conscious process of their own creation.