SEAMLESS by Priscilla Briggs

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Seamless addresses issues of truth and fiction in photography as they conflate with consumer fantasy. In contemporary China, couples spend large sums to be photographically transported to locations of their romantic fantasies in full-day shoots that occur months before their actual wedding day. The set themes are informed by the globally distributed visual language of western advertising that speaks to ideas of freedom and luxury. The photographs highlight the artifice of the studio by revealing the space and equipment beyond the backdrop and props. The overhead lights and depth of field strip the glamour from the scenes to reveal the underlying reality. –Priscilla Briggs

Cruise, Archival Pigment Print, 36” x 54”, 2013


Wonderland, Archival Pigment Print, 36” x 54”, 2013


Station, Archival Pigment Print, 36” x 54”, 2013


Isle, Archival Pigment Print, 36” x 54”, 2013



Priscilla Briggs, an artist working in photography and video, has exhibited widely in the US, as well as internationally. She has a BA from Carnegie Mellon University and a MFA from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. Priscilla has received various awards for her work, including multiple MN State Arts Board Grants, a McKnight Artist Fellowship, and residencies at Art Channel in Beijing and the Chinese European Art Center in Xiamen. Two portfolios of her work have been included in the Midwest Photographer’s Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Priscilla is currently an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Gustavus Adolphus College.





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