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Elizabeth Libert
Libert & Company

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Elizabeth Libert, The Libert Family, Cambridge, Archival Inkjet Print, 2010.

Artist Statement
I photograph my life. For the past few years, I have reversed the lens of my camera so that it lands on myself, family, and friends—my relational world. The results portray the joys and failures of intimate relationships, including my relationship with the camera. Like a writer who keeps a diary, I use my camera not only to reflect upon, but also to gain perspective on daily life that I find simultaneously fascinating and overwhelming.

Libert & Company is a photographic study of an affluent New England family that I know well—it is my own. In the past, I found myself hesitant to share photographs that evidence the “privileged” background in which I grew up, especially given the current state of the economy. This body of work addresses my ambivalent attitude toward this aspect of my life, reflecting on moments and people that I adore and abhor, admire and scorn. I attempt to photograph familial characters of this wealthy circle in a way that captures this certain wavering insecurity, my projected insecurity.

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Artist Bio
Elizabeth Libert, a native of the Boston area, was introduced to photography in high school and immediately fell in love. She continued to follow her passion and graduated with honors from Amherst College in 2005, her photographic thesis entitled In Pursuit of.... She completed the Post-Baccalaureate program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2008 and her MFA at the School of Visual Arts, NY in 2010. Her master’s thesis project, "Libert & Company," has been exhibited in group shows nationally. Elizabeth has won various awards and was recently named a winner of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2011: Emerging Photographers. Her work has been featured in blogs such as the New Yorker Photo Booth, Jen Bekman’s Hey, Hot Shot!, and Aline Smithson’s Lenscratch, and will be published in Peter Hay Halbert’s upcoming book, Identities Now – Contemporary Portraiture in Photography.







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