Alex Arzt, New York

Alex Arzt photography

Alex Arz is a 22-year-old photographer hailing from Frederick County, Maryland, where she was raised by a mother, a brother, two sisters, cows, horses, fields and rivers. She is a recent graduate from Rhode Island School of Design and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. These images are from her series, Human-Animal, of which she writes, ‘The animals in these pictures often occupy the home space as fixtures much like the trinkets and framed pictures that broadcast the animal lover’s identity. Various objects, including empty grocery store food packets, tchotchkes, stuffed animals, animal clothes, car decals, drawings, memorialized gravesites, and photographs identify the human owners as animal-lovers, even when the object of their affection is not captured in the frame. As many of my photographs make clear, some human identities are carved through the creation of a familiar human-pet dynamic involving both affection and dominance, captivity and care. My photographs record this symbiosis as it occurs in the American home’.

Alex Arzt photography

Alex Arzt photography

Alex Arzt photography

Alex Arzt photography

Alex Arzt photography

  • THANK YOU!!!

    Finally some good work, I’ve been looking at shitty photography all day!

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Really nice work Alex!

  • Liquid Rhino


  • Aline Smithson

    LOVE this work!

  • Kudos, Alex! Such well-deserved recognition – Special images here

  • Sally DeFord

    I’m so intrigued by these strange pets. You did an excellent job of capturing these people and their pets. What a great project.

  • Fantstic work! Fresh, inventive, bold, intelligent, sweet.
    Way to go Alex!

  • You Rock Alex!

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