Cassandra Klos

Cassandra Klos (b. 1991) is a Boston-based artist. Born and raised in New Hampshire, she earned her BFA in 2014 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her photographs have been featured in group exhibitions across the region and in a solo exhibition at the Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the first prize recipient of the Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography for her project, The Abductees.

The Chevy, 2013

The Chevy, 2013

Hypnosis Inquiry, 2013

Hypnosis Inquiry, 2013

The Hypnosis Session, 2013

The Hypnosis Session, 2013

The Abductees

“Betty and Barney Hill were an interracial couple whose lives were forever altered after their controversial alien abduction in 1961. Abducted at night while driving through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Hills’ were ridiculed and cast out of their community when the news broke to the local media. Some said they were Communists seeking attention, some believed they were abducted by the Russians, others believed the Hills’ views on interracial marriage drove them to insanity.

Betty, 2013

Betty, 2013

Strangelight, 2013

Strangelight, 2013

Barney, 2013

Barney, 2013

The News Story, 2011

The News Story, 2011

The News Story II, 2011

The News Story II, 2011

Without any “real” proof, the event would only live in the Hills’ minds as memories.
Despite the backlash, the Hills’ extensive report with the United States Air Force (which includes psychological evaluations, maps, letters, and drawings) illustrates an event grounded in reality.

U.S. Route 3, 2013

U.S. Route 3, 2013

U.S. Route 3 II, 2013

U.S. Route 3 II, 2013

Stargaze, 2012

Stargaze, 2012

The project, The Abductees, uses archival documentation of their case and historical references from the era of which they lived to create a portal into the Hills’ version of this story. The authenticity of a photograph not only creates a moment bound in truth, but demands for the atonement for the hardships Betty and Barney faced during their lifetime.”

Notes from a September Sky, 2013

Notes from a September Sky, 2013

The Arrival, 2013

The Arrival, 2013

To view more of Cassandra’s work please visit his website.



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