Katie Koti (b. 1979 ) grew up in Greenfield Massachusetts. Her photography focuses on identity, desire, and embodiment, often using landscape to explore visceral connections between bodies, culture, and nature. She is a member of the Yale MFA Photography class of 2012 and she earned a BFA in Photography and Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. This work is from her new series, Chosen Blood, which was shot with an Ebony 4×5 field camera. She writes:
‘My current body of work, Chosen Blood is an ongoing exploration that brings to light familial aspects of the human experience and the intricate ties formed with others; the bonds between blood and chosen blood. This project explores the intimacy and truths of the body and spirit; innate and extrinsic attractions and behaviors. The closeness of this family is rare. My photographs strive to celebrate this closeness, their wildness, their innocence, their energy, their vulnerability.’
This exhibit will be on display from Friday, May 2nd through Sunday, June 1st.
Gallery Hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-5pm.
A selection of images from the exhibition:
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