Ashley Kauschinger is a narrative photographer and book artist that explores identity and family. She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and her MFA from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally in venues such as the Griffin Museum of Photography and the RayKo Gallery. She has been published in the PDN Photo Annual, the South Atlantic Review, Lenscratch, Fototazo, F-Stop Magazine, and Flak Photo. She was a Critical Mass Finalist in 2012 and 2014.
Ashley is also the Founding Editor of Light Leaked, an online photography magazine that creates dialogue and community. Ashley lives and works in Columbia, SC where she is an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Today we share her series, Questions of Origin.
Questions of Origin
Questions of Origin investigates searching for female identity in the mother figure. The series reflects upon mythology, family dynamics, domesticity, and shared human experiences. The work takes form through color, large format, constructed narratives between the artist and her mother and still lives within the landscape and domestic spaces.
To view more of Ashley’s photographs, please view her website.