FILTER PHOTO FESTIVAL 2015: Portfolio Review Round-Up / Francis Crisafio

Photograph © Francis Crisafio

Photograph © Francis Crisafio

I met Francis Crisafio while I was a Portfolio Reviewer for the 7th Annual Filter Photo Festival in Chicago. While at Filter, I reviewed over 60 photographers portfolio’s and/or book projects. I'll try to post as many as possible over the next month or so....

“These photographs are taken from an ongoing series that documents an after-school, collaborative arts curriculum rooted in self-portraiture. I co-authored and teach the collaborative to inner city children in Manchester, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA. The program and documentation have run consecutively for 13 years.

"Holdup in the Hood" is both a personal and communal exploration of self. It concerns the sense of identity that comes with the realization of making one’s mark. The photographs incorporate drawings, re-cycled photographs, print media and body gesture to explore issues of race, class and gender.”

No comments: