I’m a fan of  Amy Stein‘s photography blog.  It’s one of the best around.  Her latest solo show, Domesticated, opened on December 11th at The Print Center in Philadelphia and will be up through February 14, 2009.   Amy graduated with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and teaches at SVA and Parsons.  Not the standard photo background, she received her undergraduate degree (BSc) in Political Science from James Madison University and went on to earn an MSc in Political Science from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.      

 

Watering Hole (from Domesticated) by Amy Stein.

Watering Hole (from Domesticated) by Amy Stein.

 

 

Trash Eaters (from Domesticated) by Amy Stein.

Trash Eaters (from Domesticated) by Amy Stein.

 

 

Hillside (from Domesticated) by Amy Stein.

Hillside (from Domesticated) by Amy Stein.

 

 

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Excerpt from Alison Nordström’s introduction to Domesticated, a new book of photographs by Amy Stein, published by Photolucida:

 

“Amy Stein crafts photographic allegories set simultaneously in a number of different liminal spaces. Her sure and realistic color works manifest the place where the human-built meets the wild, but in addition they show us where the factual descriptive image meets fiction. Despite their apparent realism, her images are posed and constructed, sometimes using models and taxidermy props, sometimes using the bodies of dead or living animals to re-create, record and perform actual events that occurred in the small Pennsylvania town of Matamoras, which Stein has claimed as surely as Faulkner invented and limned Yoknapatawpha County. What at first appears to be a series of photojournalistic decisive moments is revealed, at a second look, to be a powerfully imagined vision that establishes its strength through its very artificiality.”

— Alison Nordström is curator of the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY.