|Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Brent Booth, 21 years old, Des Moines, Iowa, $30, inkjet print|
Philip-Lorca diCorcia is one of the most influential contemporary photographers due to his theatrically based process. He has been credited with creating a new style of photography that smeared the line between fiction and reality. diCorcia uses people as his subject matter and uniquely directs them act a certain way while adding his own separate lighting sources to create his own narrative. His planned approach to each photo has allowed him to create images packed with information that are both visually and emotionally engaging.
diCorcia was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1951 and studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and later went on to get his MFA at Yale where he now currently teaches. While schooling in Boston he focused his photos on interior settings where he would use his family, friends and class mates as subjects. He then transitioned to the streets where he seemed to find his calling. In his series called Heads, he set up in Time Square of New York City and took over 3000 photographs of strangers without telling them and ended up with less than 20 final images which he exhibited as a collective work. Here is a short video describing his experience.
Oct 19, 2011
PROFILE | Philip-Lorca diCorcia | Fact or Fiction
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