A collection of photographs by Erin Geideman called Inhale/Exhale is featured in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library from February – March 2013. Geideman, who is from the Ohio Valley, is an Art Photography major in VPA.
In reflecting on her photography, Geideman says, “When I was eighteen and about to leave for college, I was welcomed into a group of friends whom I immediately started photographing. Using the snapshot aesthetic, I documented the lives of these young adults by making pictures of chaotic party scenes and intimate gestures. On August 20th, 2010, my best friend was shot and mugged outside his brother’s apartment. Since the shooting, my style has progressed. Though I still use the snapshot aesthetic to depict an intimacy between my subjects, I now accompany these photographs with staged portraits and still lives. The work focuses on themes of intimacy, love, and family, illustrated through recurring motifs of hands, torsos, embraces, and close-cropped, chaotic shots. This collection of photographs introduces Ian; the victim of the shooting whose life was shattered in an instant when an unknown assailant shot him in the abdomen.”