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Alexandra Catiere

Belarussian, b. 1978

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Alexandra Catiere

Belarussian, b. 1978

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Alexandra Catiere investigates the various ways in which the subjectivity of the photographer intrudes upon the content of the image, both through the shooting and editing processes. She freely blends avant-garde and classical techniques. Her black-and-white portraits, landscapes, and interiors are often in extreme close up without fixed center or narrative; in many cases, the image contains only a fragment of a human subject. Shifting back and forth between subjects that acknowledge her presence and those that aren’t even aware they are being photographed, Catiere’s work strongly emphasizes the formal qualities of light, shadow, and space, avoiding any documentary ends.

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Alexandra Catiere investigates the various ways in which the subjectivity of the photographer intrudes upon the content of the image, both through the shooting and editing processes. She freely blends avant-garde and classical techniques. Her black-and-white portraits, landscapes, and interiors are often in extreme close up without fixed center or narrative; in many cases, the image contains only a fragment of a human subject. Shifting back and forth between subjects that acknowledge her presence and those that aren’t even aware they are being photographed, Catiere’s work strongly emphasizes the formal qualities of light, shadow, and space, avoiding any documentary ends.

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