Philadelphian, Zoe Strauss is a conceptual artists and photographer. She is well known for her striking, honest and often unnerving photographs of America that she decribes as “the beauty and struggle of everyday life.” Her career is skyrocketing with her second solo exhibit at Bruce Silverstein Gallery in NY and the release of her first book, America through Ammo Books.
Using new footage and footage taken during the production of If You Break the Skin You Must Come In, the feature length documentary about Strauss in which she was interviewed by teenagers in the Philadelphia foster care system, this video explores the intent behind Strauss’ annual installation under I95 and her relationship with her subjects.
Dir. David S. Kessler