Faces In The Mirror
Faces in the Mirror is an exploration of identity and family connections. It is fascinating to think about how each of us present ourselves in different ways depending on the people in our environment. Using personal experiences, we can explore our relationships to ourselves and families to open the conversation of the feeling of not fitting in with the people we grow up around and how that shapes the ways in which we present ourselves to the world.
This project brings together studio self-portraits and scenes of daily life to highlight questions about identity and belonging. The mirror, whether filled with a cropped portrait or a blank reflection, holds only a fraction of what is known.
Using digital photography and scans of old photographs, I align the past with the present and explore identity through time and family bonds. My work is meant to make one wonder about who they are and how many versions of themselves they present to the world.
Amanda Brito is a Chicago-based artist interested in photography and art history. Her work explores themes of identity, spirituality, and the landscape. In her recent series, Faces in the Mirror, Brito explores identity and family connections through studio portraits and re-invented family portraits. Her works have been exhibited in the 2017 Midwest Society for Photographic Education/ Prairie Rivers Network Student Exhibition Water, the 2019 Studios on Sheridan Bradley University Sculpture Department Student Exhibition and the 2020 Bradley University Year in (Re)View Undergraduate Art Exhibition.
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