Artist and photographer Sophia D. Lee has a new body of black & white, analog portraits taken in the apartments and other spaces of New York City. She spent a month in Brooklyn, visiting various neighborhoods in the city, including Greenpoint, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gerritsen Beach, Chelsea, Williamsburg, and Crown Heights.
These striking images include portraits of friends and acquaintances from all walks of life. Different generations, ethnicities, vocations, and partnerships are represented in this in-depth, raw look at the faces of New York City. When asked about this new body of work, Lee says, “There was nothing contrived about these portraits. The process of making them was a way for me to connect with people in the places where they felt most comfortable and therefore to document the amazing diversity that exists in the city.” The show will also include other images made in the Big Apple this summer.
Sophia D. Lee’s photographs were first seen at Bagels Too in 2008, when she debuted portraits from Poland made in the mid-90s. She has occupied a studio at Art On No since 2006 and has exhibited at the Lichtenstein, The Marketplace, and Gallery 25. Sophia D. Lee has taught art and photography at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield since 2003. She also works in various other mediums including acrylic, collage, pencil, and digital formats.
The exhibit will be shown in the “Art On No Gallery“, located on the second floor at 311 North Street, during the month of September. “At Home in the City” is free and open to the public. An opening reception with the artist will be held during the “First Fridays Artswalk” on September 7, 5-8PM. Refreshments will be served.
More information about Sophia D. Lee can be found at sophiadlee.wordpress.com.
“Charlotta, Carroll Gardens”, photograph. (c)Sophia D. Lee.