Ohio-born photographer Brooke DiDonato (b. 1990) received a BA in photojournalism from Kent State University in 2012. Now based in New York, she illustrates narratives of the psyche. Compositions pair human experiences with uncanny visual elements and ultimately invite the subconscious into a playground of domestic settings. Windows, staircases, garage doors and pavements are the locations for bizarre scenarios that push the boundaries of reality. DiDonato offers up a surreal plane of opportunity where thoughts can materialise as a pile of leaves and gravity can be reversed, all cast within the ordered confines of brick houses and patterned wallpaper. Images from A House is Not a Home and selected personal works depict a distorted suburbia in which characters are so unintelligibly entwined with their surroundings that their dreams come to fruition through the materials of the everyday. www.brookedidonato.com.
Avoiding overbearing subject-matter, Robert Adams’ photographs are often taken from a distance and are minimalist in character, searching for the fragile beauty which is found in the ordinary.
Diffusion: Challenging Representation
Amak Mahmoodian is an Iranian photographer and curator whose work questions identity. Her latest series is on display at Diffusion Festival.