Laissez La Porte Ouverte

Erica Pratt


The influence of photography results in the end of privacy. Images of anonymous individuals captured in private moments are extremely engaging. As photography becomes more pervasive, we become aware of the lens, making unposed moments impossible. Laissez La Porte Ouverte presents staged images as private moments, complicating the viewer’s response. While the self-portraits in this exhibit are simultaneously spontaneous and choreographed, the intent of both parties, the framer and the framed, remains apparent.