I would like to discuss with you not just how strong your images are, but what new perspective you are offering of your chosen subject. Why are you making images, how does making these images impact you and the world beyond you, what is their place in the wider arena of photography? What choices have you made in terms of process and aesthetics, and why? I don't expect you to have all these answers, but these are the questions I’d like to discuss with you.
About your reviewer
Carolyn Drake works on long term photo-based projects seeking to interrogate dominant historical narratives and create alternative and imaginative interpretations of reality. Her work explores community and the interactions within it, as well as the barriers and connections “between people, between places and between ways of perceiving”.
Drake was born in California and studied Media/Culture and History in the early 1990s at Brown University. Following her graduation from Brown, in 1994, Drake moved to New York and worked as an interactive concept designer for many years before departing to engage with the physical world through photography. Drake lived in Istanbul for nearly a decade, where she developed personal projects and worked on commissions in Turkey, Ukraine, Central Asia, and China. She was drawn to working in communities whose identities resist domination, where there is a drive to self define.