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Desks as Portraits: Inside Look at DC Art World
"Desks as Portraits: An Inside Look at the DC Art World" by E. Brady Robinson documents the desks of artists, curators, collectors, art critics, dealers, museum directors and taste makers in the District. This project has become a "six degrees of separation" in the DC Art World. One photo shoot leads to another in which Robinson asks for recommendations and names of possible subjects. Further introductions are made and invitations accepted which allows her private access to people who are making significant contributions to contemporary art and photography in DC.
This series explores the concept of desk as portrait combined with the social experiment of navigating the DC art world. Robinson plans to continue this series in new markets at home and abroad.
"Desks as Portraits: An Inside Look at the DC Art World" documents the desks of curators, collectors, writers, art critics, dealers, museum directors, artists in DC. This project has become a “six degrees of separation” in the DC Art World. This series combines the concept of desk as portrait with the social experiment of navigating the DC art world.
E. Brady Robinson received her BFA in photography from The Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and her MFA in photography from Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Select exhibitions include: 2011 Lishui Photography Festival, FOTODC and Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Select collections include: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Orlando Museum of Art and Spanish Cultural Center in Santo Domingo, DR. Recent publications include The Washington Post and DC Modern Luxury.
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