A Modern Family
Social media bombards us with photographs of the modern family. On a daily basis, we see new images of smiling children and joyful parents, enjoying a sunny day at the beach or celebrating a birthday. These photographs are typically carefully choreographed, taken after everyone has been instructed to smile for the camera. While we generally accept the truth of these images, the real lives of these children and families are far more nuanced and complicated than these scripted representations.
In contrast to those sanitized moments, these photographs of my family attempt to offer a more complete narrative. Some of these images were created in a fleeting, serendipitous moment when the light was right and the camera was around my neck. In others, pieces of reality were seized upon and used to capture a representation of something authentic. Ultimately, the centerpiece of each photograph is the essence of a real moment or emotion. I hope that these images present a larger slice of reality than their social media counterparts, and thereby tell a more truthful and intriguing story.
Sally Bousquet captures images that contemplate the complexities inherent in our modern world. Using a combination of in-camera multiple exposure techniques and traditional photography, her various series of work range from intricate and layered to bold and straightforward. With each series, Bousquet performs a new investigation of her relationship with reality.
Originally from Connecticut, Bousquet relocated to Massachusetts in 2012. This geographic change provided her with the opportunity to put her career as a lawyer on the back burner and employ her camera to create order in her new surroundings. She continues to use the people and places that she encounters on a daily basis as the focus for many of her projects.
Bousquet is a juried Artist Member of the Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, a juried Gallery Artist at the South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, and a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. In addition to frequent showings in the Boston area, her photographs have been displayed in galleries across the United States, and have appeared internationally in London, Moscow, Athens and Rome. Bousquet lives outside of Boston with her husband and two daughters.
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