Talking PicturesCamera Phone Conversations Between Artists. 
Commission by Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. (Mia Fineman, Curator of Photography)
June 27th - December 17, 2017. 
For the Press Release, click here. 

Manjari Sharma

Manjari Sharma

Irina Rozovsky

Irina Rozovsky

Pouring and channeling every flummoxed emotion that impending birth may bring to the identity of a woman, these images address the complex nature of anticipation, anxiety, exhilaration, fear, sexuality, adventure, birth, rebirth and the unknown.

I was asked to choose an art partner to create work on a mobile phone in a captionless call-and-response style. I invited Irina Rozovsky to be my art partner and while it was unknown to us at the time, this commission lined up perfectly with the last six months of our pregnancies. While Irina and I were creating this work and layers of growth were happening within us, we were also surrounded by the highly volatile political climate of post election America. These pictures go back and forth between created scenarios and found moments that capture the ironic yet timely ubiquity of life. These pictures are reminders of personal battles and confrontations, and I hope their manifestations allows one to partake in our shared experience, visually and emotionally, both inside and out. 

Ahmet Ögüt (Turkish, born 1983) and  Alexandra Pirici (Romanian, born 1982)

William Wegman (American, born 1943) and Tony Oursler (American, born 1957)

Rob Pruitt (American, born 1964) and Jonathan Horowitz (American, born 1966)

Christoph Niemann (German, born 1970) and Nicholas Blechman (American, born 1967)

Nicole Eisenmann (American, born 1965) and A. L. Steiner (American, born 1967)

Manjari Sharma (Indian, born 1979) and Irina Rozovsky (American, born Russian, 1981)

Cyntia Daignault (American, born 1978) and Daniel Heidkamp (American, born 1980)

Njideka Akunyili Crosby (American, born Nigeria, 1983) and Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Zimbabwean, born 1982)

Teju Cole (American, born 1975) and Laura Poitras (American, born 1964)

Cao Fei (Chinese, born 1978) and Wu Zhang (Chinese, born 1977)

Nina Katchadourian (American, born 1968) and Lenka Clayton (British, born 1977)

Sanford Biggers (American, born 1970) and Shawn Peters (American, born 1970)