Callee Jo McCosby is a photographer from Pittsburgh, PA, who is currently in her senior year at the Maryland Institute College of Art, located in Baltimore,MD. She is earning her BFA in photography, and will be graduating this coming May of 2019. Through her work she strives to constantly challenge the stereotypes of landscape photography and what it means to be a woman working in this field. Her work is heavily based on the themes of femininity and domesticity within the landscape. She is interested in portraying emotions of intimacy and vulnerability within her photographs, typically by constructing scenes, but also by working with humans positioning in the environment, accentuating these ideas and emotions.
As I have grown older I have become more and more like my grandmother, a women my mother was never fond of, and someone that I never knew. Through this series of photographs taken within my home, the landscape of Western Pennsylvania, I nurture my mother and I’s relationship while creating a new understanding and relationship with my grandmother who passed away when I was one year old. I am using objects, skills, and traditions that have been passed down from my grandmother to my mother, and now from my mother to me, to further identify and draw connections between three generations of women in my family that have, until now, been ignored.
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