Do you remember your childhood? Megan Jacobs shot it in a special and subtle way

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Megan Jacobs says about herself:

“I am an artist based in New Mexico. My work explores delicate relationships—our existence as material and concept, the interweaving between two partners in love and the bond of parent and child. The materials that I works with: photographs, video projections, time-based media, glass, and ice, function metaphorically to illustrate the ambiguity of the body and the mutability of memory and identity.

My work has been featured in Musee Magazine, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, Frankie Magazine, and more.  My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been part of exhibitions at Saatchi Gallery (online), the Museum of New Art (MONA), the Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA).

I earned an MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico and a BA from Smith College. I am an Associate Professor in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico.  I value my role as an educator and a working artist and welcome opportunities that relate to guest lectures, visiting institutions, conducting portfolio reviews, and collaborative efforts.”

About ‘Mi Familia‘:

The series, Mi Familia, explores the vulnerability, intimacy, and joy of motherhood and familial life. Joyous, and at times melancholic, the photographs explore fleeting and momentous moments as well as the detritus of childhood. The series explores moments that normally wouldn’t be included in a family photo album such as images that explore subtle, ineffable moments. The images also explore kinesthetic experiences that tie us to place—experiences that are rooted in childhood and yet are often dormant in adulthood—the beauty of laundry billowing in the wind or the warmth of summer rays on one’s skin.

The work pays tribute to the astute ways that children observe and see the world and explores how parents mark the passage of time as framed by family rituals and seasonal changes. The series seeks to create empathy, illicit nostalgia, and honor the sanctity of childhood through the creation of moments filled with the magic of play, which is often enveloped in the natural world. Aesthetically, the work seeks to create an ethereal beauty that rests on love’s wings. 

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25 September 2018
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