LOUISE PARKER - RECLAIMING IDENTITY

Clearly, Louise Parker is comfortable on either side of the camera. As a model, the Minnesotan has walked for Chanel, Calvin Klein and Alexander Wang to name a few, as well as appearing on shoots with iconic names such as Ryan McGinley and Roe Ethridge. As a photographer, meanwhile, Parker is a graduate of Bard College’s prestigious photography program, with an ever-growing portfolio behind her that entangles her experiences both behind and in front of the lens. Last year she was announced as one of the 24 Winners of Foam's 2016 international Talent Call, an annual list which identifies and celebrates young artists shaping the future of photography with new ideas and approaches in their work. The above and below imagery is a self - reflective take on modelling in which she takes her image and re-works it through collage and portraits.