Conceptual - NOMINEE: Jordanna Kalman
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I’ve been interested in the concept of ‘photograph as object’ for a long time. How it feels to hold something, to possess it versus seeing it on a screen. It was this interest plus the recurrent use of my images online without my permission that motivated the series Little Romances.
I have always made very personal work, my emotional state gets translated directly into my images. In sharing this work online, sometimes it is treated with respect and many times not.
By rephotographing my photographs, they become a physical object; my object. I surround them with elements from my garden or other personal objects not to evoke nostalgia or sentimentality but to deepen my physical connection to these photographs and distance them from the viewer.
Jordanna Kalman lives and works in NY. Her work explores loneliness, femininity and individuality. She received her MA in photography from the London College of Communication and her BFA in photography from Purchase College. Jordanna has had her work shown nationally, internationally and online and has exhibited most recently at Rubber Factory in NYC with a solo show of her series Invisible. She runs the online photography gallery Streit House Space and the instagram residency program Streit Lab. She works on many different things very slowly all at once.