Americaby Zoe Strauss By: Juliann Costa. Biography -Strauss was born in 1970 in Philadelphia -Her photography experience consisted of one photography

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<ul><li><p> Americaby Zoe StraussBy: Juliann Costa</p></li><li><p>Biography-Strauss was born in 1970 in Philadelphia-Her photography experience consisted of one photography class at a community college as a teenager-She was given her first camera at age 30 </p></li><li><p>Background of Her Work-Mostly takes pictures in Philadelphia -Urban life Shuttered buildingsEmpty parking lotsVacant meeting hallsPortraits of residents</p></li><li><p>Accomplishments-Under 1-95; A 10 year long projectCopies sell for $5-Executive Director for the Philadelphia Public Art Project-Had her work shown in:The Philadelphia Museum of ArtThe Philadelphia ICAThe Bruce Silverstein Gallery2006 Whitney BiennialThe Institute of Contemporary Art</p></li><li><p>Awards-Seedling Award; 2002-Pew Fellowship in the Arts; 2005-USA Gund Fellowship; 2007</p></li><li><p>America-Started in the south Philadelphia region where she is fromEight years, published in 2008-After Hurricane Katrina -Mostly of people she met throughout the country-Sad portrayal of America-Intimate photos-Unseen people and places</p></li><li><p>Project-Portrait, architecture, and photos of signage-Did not plan on this being a book-Expanse of American identities -What it means to be American-Philly compared to other parts of the country-How she sees America- Wanted project to come out the day of the presidential election. </p></li><li><p>KelleyLindaLas Vegas, NVPhiladelphia, PA</p></li><li><p>Merry Christmas HousePhiladelphia, PA</p></li><li><p>Together We Can Make Dreams Come True is TrueTerre Haute, IN</p></li><li><p>RefrigeratorsOcean Springs, MS</p></li><li><p>Next Drawing PA National Guard GuardsmanPhiladelphia,PA</p></li><li><p>Sinceres ArmNew York, NY</p></li><li><p>Art Showing Loaded RevolverCrystal, NV</p></li><li><p>Photo of Carlos Parents on his BedEl Paso, TX</p></li><li><p>Fist with CashGulfport, MS</p></li><li><p>Daddy TattooMonique Showing Black Philadelphia, PAEye</p></li><li><p>How Do I Look?Philadelphia, PA</p></li><li><p>Significance of Project-Honesty toward subject and audience-Show another side of AmericaContemporary life -Active engagement in the world -Real people dealing with real situations</p></li></ul>