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Stranger Lives
Caitlin Teal Price

Stranger Lives
Caitlin Teal Prince


240 x 305
88 Pages
ISBN 9780997444612


Stranger Lives is a vibrant taxonomy of sunbathers developed primarily on the sand between Coney Island and Brighton Beach from 2008 to 2015. Shot with a Mamiya RZ 6×7 camera and Kodak Portra film, the photographs possess a sharp focus and flattened perspective from above, invoking a specimen-like quality. Through this work, Price plays with the legacy of the uncanny  — making the familiar strange, and drawing the viewer into an intimate and voyeuristic exploration of object and body. The monograph will feature over 70 photographs from the series with an essay by Dorothy Moss, the curator of painting, sculpture and performance art at the National Portrait Gallery. A selection of the work was recently exhibited at Katzen Art Center in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2016.


About the Artist
Caitlin Teal Price works with photography and drawing to explore themes of ritual and routine found in the undercurrents of everyday life. Her work is included in both private and public collections, including the Robert V. Fullerton Museum of Art in San Bernardino, CA and the American University Museum in Washington DC. She has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm Sweden, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in NYC and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Her work has been published in periodicals such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and TIME magazine among others.


About the Publisher
Capricious is an arts foundation based in New York focused primarily on book publishing and an annual photo book award, with an emphasis on supporting intersectional, queer perspectives.

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