Brian Merriam

Brian Merriam (b.1982) is a photographer from upstate New York. After completing a BFA in video art at Syracuse University he has spent the last 10 years living in Brooklyn, New York. He has no formal training in photography, instead coming to the art form as a means to document his search for nowhere, both inside and out. In his work, landscape, color and figure serve as both subject and metaphor, while aiming to evoke feelings of melancholy and longing.

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I’m Nowhere is more or less the chronicle of a lost year. It wasn’t a project I set out to make. It more or less made itself, I just happened to be holding the camera. In short, it’s collection of thinly veiled metaphors meant to describe the feelings of abject loneliness and desperation that followed the demise of a long relationship, and the series of meandering introspective journeys that followed. My head was in a fog. I was leaving town as much as possible, and shooting all the while, but my emotions were too raw at the time to give any photos more than a single look after they had been processed. Once my life had settled down and I could look back over the previous year or so without being hit with an overwhelming wave of anxiety, I began to see the threads that tied it all together. The result is what you see here. I’m Nowhere.

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



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Alan Rothschild
Owner
The Do Good Fund
Columbus, 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!

Alan Rothschild is the founder of The Do Good Fund, a Georgia-based nonprofit focused on buiding and exhibiting a collection of contemporary photography from the American South. Alan is past chair of the boards of The Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, and The Columbus Musuem, Columbus, GA.

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