Katie Koti

Katie Koti grew up in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Her work to date has focused on identity, desire, and embodiment, often using landscape to explore visceral connections between bodies, culture, and nature. Koti is a member of the Yale MFA Photography class of 2012. She earned a BFA in Photography and Graphic Design (2010) at the Rhode Island School of Design. Before attending RISD, Koti graduated with Honors from Greenfield Community College, Massachusetts, where she studied Liberal and Media Arts. Koti shoots with both an Ebony 4×5 field camera and a Canon Mark II.

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Sway 2011

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We Tigers 2012

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Baby Bird 2011

Chosen Blood

My current body of work, Chosen Blood is an ongoing exploration that brings to light familial aspects
of the human experience and the intricate ties formed with others; the bonds between blood and chosen blood. This project explores the intimacy and truths of the body and spirit; innate and extrinsic attractions and behaviors. The closeness of this family is rare. My photographs strive to celebrate this closeness, their wildness, their innocence, their energy, their vulnerability.

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Jessi Peeing 2011

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The Rescue 2011

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Spirit 2011

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Untitled (Kitchen) 2011

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Blood Heart 2012

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Icarus 2012

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Oh Captain 2012

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The Reward 2012

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The Pull 2012

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Pie 2012

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Swing 2011

To view more of Katie’s work please visit her website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Rachel Reese
Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Telfair Museums
Savannah, Georgia

Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Rachel Reese is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA where she organizes temporary exhibitions and stewards the growing permanent collection of contemporary art.

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