Digital bohemianism: New York + London
Daniella Zalcman’s photographs capture the spirit of an entire generation. The artist overlays images of New York and London, her two homes. The city streets of the British capital dissolve into the New York skyline; the sparkling lights of Times Square merge into those of Trafalgar Square, the beating heart of the UK’s iconic city.
The works are symbolic of Zalcman’s love for both cities and her personal understanding of home. She has named the series “New York + London”, using the typography to precisely express that her photographs are modern love letters. The artist herself is the epitome of the digital Bohemian, not only in her subject matter, but also in her means of production: Zalcman captures the images with her iPhone and even edits them using smartphone apps. The complex double exposures appear all the more artistic when an anthology of the “home” emerges from concrete urban scenes.
As the artist herself explains, “’New York + London’ explores place, memory, and identity through architecture and nostalgia. My hope is that in the noise and silence, everyone will find something that feels like home.”
Daniella Zalcman reveals new perspectives on two of the most photographed metropolises in the world. Her works have already been displayed in countless New York galleries and can also be found in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
|1986||Born in Alexandria, Virginia, USA|
|2009||Columbia University, New York, USA|
|Lives and works in London and New York|
|2014||WPGA Summer Award, Cityscapes, Category Award|
|Selected for American Photography 30|
|Accepted to Holland International Image Circuit|
|2013||Northern Short Course Competition, Conceptual, 2nd Place|
|2012||New York Press Photographer's Association, Instagram, Exhibit Award|
|New York Press Photographer's Association, Face of New York, Exhibit Award|
|2011||New York Press Photographer's Association, Sports Picture Story, Exhibit Award|
|2009||Selected for Eddie Adams Workshop XXII|
Permanent Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
|2014||Inspired Impressions, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium|
|Women's Works, The Old Court House, Woodstock, Illinois USA|
|International Biennial of Photography, Heritage Museum of Malaga, Malaga, Spain|
|2013||NYPPA Annual, SB D Gallery, New York, USA|
|2012||Man Up Campaign, 25 CPW Gallery, New York, USA|