Jennifer Greenburg's work again catches the eye of the critics. This interview in COMP Magazine with Chester Alamo-Costello is revealing of the work and the personality of this emerging artist. The work examines the role of the vernacular image in establishing our identity, individual and collective.
My studies of vernacular photography lead me to conclude that we share nearly identical visual narratives. Documented moments are parallel if not entirely identical. I have further discovered that conventions of composition, lighting, and expression are closely followed without much variation. If such visual conventions underpin vernacular photographs, then it is reasonable to inver that the end result is not particularly unique to the person or the place . . .it is merely a duplicate of all other similar image-types. It is as if we are making these images to prove not only our existence, but to testify to belonging, happiness, and our accomplishments. - Jennifer Greenburg
Read the full story in COMP, University of St. Francis.