Laura Letinsky


chromogenic print archivally mounted on sintra
17 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches
edition 1 of 15

Throughout my photographic practice I wish to engage the photograph’s transformative qualities, changing what is typically overlooked into something beautiful. I want to look at what is “after the fact,” at what (ma)lingers, at what persists, and by inference, at what is gone. – Laura Letinsky

Laura Letinsky tends to look at contemporary life with the eye of a historical still life painter. In this work from her Morning & Melancholia series, low light casts a flickering glow across used items on the side of a sink, conjuring the weight of the passage of time out of the everyday ritual of preparing food in one’s kitchen. Letinsky was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000, and her work is held in the collections of the Stuttgart Museum; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.