THE FEEING IS MUTUAL curated by Rebecca Memoli
As a recipient of The Ablert P. Wiesman Award from Columbia College, I have worked to curate The Feeling Is Mutual; a group photography exhibition at Rangefinder Gallery and printed catalogue.
The Feeling Is Mutual is a group exhibition that examines the concept of family values through the work of four emerging portrait photographers. Each artist photographs within their own family, be they biological or chosen. There is an emotional investment in portraying the subject because of the intimate relationship between the photographer and their subject. The result of this investment shows in the mutual affinity one can sense and see in the photographs.
The artists here are not only photographing their families but also reflecting on themselves through their families. In that reflection of light onto film also comes love, guidance and support – the foundation of family values.