Kathryn Allen Hurni, born in 1984, attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she obtained a B.F.A. in in Photography. Since graduating in 2006 her work has been shown in several exhibitions in collaboration with Aperture Gallery, Manifest Gallery, and The Center for Fine Art Photography. She had her first solo show at Penn State University in 2015, where she delivered an artist talk to the BFA students and teachers. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including T Magazine, DETAILS, WSJ, and W Magazine. Hurni currently divides her time between her fine art practice and her commercial work as a freelance lifestyle photographer and retoucher. Hurni is based in Brooklyn, NYC.
House of Surprises
Throughout every stage of photography exists the act of encountering. As a photographer I’m confronted by my vision, or particular desire to photograph a specific subject amongst a crowd. I’m confronted by obfuscation; am I capturing the subject’s truth, or mine- does it matter? In many ways, the act of engaging with photography is like stepping in front of a mirror and encountering some version of the self. And I wonder how it is to have a physical reflection of the self with a twin; some person that is within and apart.
This ongoing series documents the annual twins festival in Twinsburg, OH; the same fair that Mary Ellen Mark attended while producing her body of work, Twins.
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