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Frontier Photography – Katie Kline

Posted on: April 8, 2011

San Diego, 2009

The pocket camera is traditionally used to capture a memory quickly, effectively, and conveniently. Not always clear or sharp, composed of grain, flash, contrast, and saturated color – the aesthetics of snapshots define many personal memories. Through travel, vacation, and subsequent encounters with new communities, Americans use point-and-shoot cameras and postcards to define their experiences and document their adventures.

East Village, 2010

I photograph using pocket cameras to capture the unanticipated yet familiar elements of my unique adventures at home and abroad and to explore nostalgia, community, and humor. I group and sequence my images to construct open-ended narratives that recall a combination of time, place, and feeling, and reflect upon the surprise of everyday life. These narratives often depict the human mark on the natural world alongside nature’s mark on the human realm.

Williamsburg, 2010

Katie Kline was born in Arcadia, California and studied photography and visual art at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. She lives in New York and works at the International Center of Photography.

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