ARTISTS Jeffrey Stockbridge

Danny, 2010

From the series: Kensington Blues

Archival Pigment Print

102 x 127cm

Edition of 5

Tic Tac & Tootsie, 2009

From the series: Kensington Blues

Archival Pigment Print

102 x 127cm

Edition of 5

Mary, 2009

From the series: Kensington Blues

Archival Pigment Print

102 x 127cm

Edition of 5

Vinny, 2011

From the series: Kensington Blues

Archival Pigment Print

102 x 127cm

Edition of 5

Sarah, 2011

From the series: Kensington Blues

Archival Pigment Print

102 x 127cm

Edition of 5

Scrappers, 2010

From the series: Kensington Blues

Archival Pigment Print

102 x 127cm

Edition of 5

43rd and Haverford no. 1, 2008

From the series: Abandoned

Archival Pigment Print

76 x 98cm

Edition of 10

7th and Berks, 2008

From the series: Abandoned

Archival Pigment Print

76 x 98cm

Edition of 10

The work of photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge endeavors to expose the elusive underbelly of economically depressed inner-city neighborhoods. Working with a large-format film camera, Stockbridge photographs inside abandoned houses and makes portraits of people on the fringe of society. Utilizing a palpable natural light in his work, Stockbridge produces romantic yet starkly realistic views of his subjects.

Spending many years getting to know and gaining the trust of those he photographs, Stockbridge adopts ethnographic methods similar to a cultural anthropologist in his effort to humanize the struggle of those who have been de-humanized by society.  Striving to break down the negative stereotypes commonly observed between individuals of drastically different socio-economic status, Stockbridge’s lush, large-format color photographs teach us how to relate to one-another on a fundamentally human level.

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Press

2014

Smithson, A., ‘Review Santa Fe: Jeffrey Stockbridge: Kensington Blues’ in Lenscratch Fine Art Photography Daily, published online on 15 August 2014

2013
  • Wink, C., ‘Jeffrey Stockbridge took the last photo for his haunting Kensington Blues’ in Technical.ly, published online 24 September
  • O’Hay, C., ‘Photographing the Hell Under the El’ in The Philadelphia Review of Books, published online on 13 February 2013
2012
  • Pilla, J., ‘Kensington Blues Documents the Hardships in One of Philly’s Roughest Neighborhoods’ in Philedelphia Weekly, published 12 December 2012
  • Rybus, G., ‘Kensington Blues: Portraits And Stories Of Prostitutes In North Philadelphia’ in Feature Shoot, published online on 14 June 2012
  • Rothman, L., ‘Neighborhood Blues: Kensington, Philadelphia’ in Time Lightbox, published online on 4 May 2012
2011
  • ‘Kensington Blues’, by Jeffrey Stockbridge in Prison Photography, published online on 20 November 2011
  • Gascot, J., ‘It’s Not Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ in Huffington Post, published on line  on 31 March 2011
  • Donohoe, V., ‘Artful images of abandonment’ in The Inquirer, published online on 25  March 2011

Biography

Born in 182, Maryland
Lives and works Philadelphia

Education

2002-2005

BS Photography, Drexel University, Philadelphia

Solo Exhibitions

2014

Homegoing, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia

2011
  • Photographs 2005 – 2008, The Wapping Project Bankside, London
  • Nowhere But Here, Part Time Studios, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington

Group Exhibitions

2014
  • Photolucida Critical Mass, Houston Center For Photography, Houston
  • Photolucida Critical Mass, Corden|Potts Gallery, San Francisco
  • American Photography X2, Holtzman Center for the Arts Towson University, Towson
2013
  • Group Exhibition, The Wapping Project Bankside, London
  • Philadelphia Seen, Hicks Art Center, Bucks County Community College
2012
  • North Philadelphia, The Front View Gallery, Whistable
  • The Romantic Impulse, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Edition IV, The Wapping Project Bankside, London
  • Adapt, Photo Ireland, Dublin
2011
  • Photographs 2005 – 2008, The Wapping Project Bankside, London
  • Transience, Galerie Huit, Arles
  • Documentary Pix of Philadelphia, Public Library, Philadelphia
2010
  • Sense of Place, Cynthia-Reeves Gallery, New York
  • Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London
2009

Group Show, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York

2008
  • Group Show, 222 Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Emerging to Established: 25 years of CFEVA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
  • Existence, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore
2007
  • Vacant, The Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia
  • CFEVA, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
2006
  • Wind Challenge #2, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
  • Nexus Selects, Nexus Foundation For Today’s Art, Philadelphia
2005

Drexel University Senior Thesis in Photography, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia

Fellowships and Awards

2014
  • Finalist, “Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography”
  • Selected for Review Santa Fe
2013
  • Top 50 Finalist, Critical Mass, Photo Lucida
  • Finalist, “Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography”
2010

3rd  Place, Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery London

2009
  • Founders Award, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant
2008

Finalist, “Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography”

2006
  • Independence Foundation Fellowship In The Arts Grant
  • Callan/McNamara Award, The Print Center
  • Center For Emerging Visual Artists Fellowship, Philadelphia
2005

Runner Up, The New York Times Magazine College Photography Contest

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