Today we’d like to introduce you to Cassandra Zampini.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
When I was in college, my first internship at a magazine sent me on assignment to South America to report on poverty and globalization. When the photographs were published, I realized the impact photography could have on the world. I spent the next seven years perfecting the craft and acquiring the skills to create highly complex lighting scenarios both in and out of the studio. I fell in love with light and when I moved to Boston three years ago, I noticed how the sun played off urban architecture and illuminated subjects going about their everyday lives. I see my work as a means of communicating with others; a way to capture the emotion behind the human story within our urban landscapes, while at the same time challenging the status quo.
In the past three years, my work has been exhibited numerous shows around Boston and New York and my photography project called The Commute was recently published in The Atlantic. My work spans across Boston, New York, and Chicago…so far.
The Commute: A Photo Essay by Cassandra Zampini: https://goo.gl/SPpAgg
Please tell us about your art.
The urban landscape offers up a poetic canvas of light and shadow, geometry and rhythm of city life. In my photographs, I strive to make the familiar world unfamiliar as I explore anonymity and isolation in a culture of self-promotion in an expanding population. More often than not in our everyday urban lives we find ourselves alone, but together. I hope to capture the undercurrent of emotion expressed through urban landscapes in a way that communicates and unites us.
What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
From what I’ve learned so far, today’s art world is increasingly complex for artists to navigate. There are more exciting opportunities to exhibit work, but at the same time artists have more responsibility. The more places Boston can think of to exhibit and support art from emerging and established artists, the better our city will be. Also, making and preserving affordable studios and exhibition spaces are ever more important as rents in Boston continue to rise.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I will be exhibiting my work at Saatchi’s The Other Art Fair in New York, at the Brooklyn Expo Center May 3-6, 2018. Come visit my booth!
Here’s the link to the fair: https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair/newyork-may-2018
Here’s a link to my website: www.cassandrazampini.com
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