The playfully artful and chaotic nature present in the photographs of Julie Blackmon (American, b. 1966) illustrates the everyday people and places that have shaped the artist’s life.
About Julie Blackmon
Julie Blackmon creates compelling images inspired by her experience of growing up in her hometown in Missouri with the chaos of big families and her role as a mother and photographer.
I suppose I could make a work where the sun is shining, the mom is lying out in the grass, the kids are happy, and everything is perfect, but that wouldn’t interest me—and it wouldn’t be truthful. My aim is to create a more nuanced, subtly humorous and satirical portrait of the way we live today.
Making of Julie Blackmon’s Fake Weather
Get a rare glimpse into the making of Julie Blackmon’s Homegrown series. In this video, Blackmon details the story behind Fake Weather, a playfully staged scene inspired by the hotter than normal winter in her hometown of Springfield, Missouri during the time when the term “fake news” found its way into the mainstream.
In Conversation – Gallerist Robert Mann on the Photography of Julie Blackmon
Robert Mann, founder of Robert Mann Gallery, joins Grace Noh, Exhibitions Manager at Fotografiska New York, for a discussion about what it means to be in the gallery business in 2020 and Mann’s experience working with artists in long-standing collaborations throughout the years. Robert Mann represents Julie Blackmon, whose exhibition Fever Dreams is currently on view at Fotografiska New York through October 18th.