Melanie Schiff
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Untitled (Anna II), 2007
Melanie Schiff (born 1977, Chicago, IL; lives in Los Angeles, CA)

Todd Hido: “Her photographs make me think, what’s happening, and why? She’s capturing curious moments, and they remain enigmatic.”

Melanie Schiff is interested in capturing an experience, and in this respect her work relates to performance art. Rather than the photograph serving to document the performance, however, the performance is constructed for the photograph, though the experience is no less authentic. In this way Schiff seeks to represent the fleeting moment, deeply aware that as soon as the photograph is taken, the moment is gone.

- Danielle Meeker