riel Sturchio

riel Sturchio

riel Sturchio

riel Sturchio

United States

United States

United States

Series: Chasing Light

Series: Chasing Light

Series: Chasing Light

Chasing Light is an ongoing (circa 2011) collaborative medium format color film photography project between twin siblings Bianca and riel Sturchio. Chasing Light embodies the belief that representation, visibility, autonomy, and truth-telling can promote personal empowerment, and open up access to spaces that foster meaningful dialogue and community. Bianca and riel utilize photography as a means to delve into the complications of their respective queer identities and health-related challenges. Bianca and riel strive to reject the ‘disability-as-inferior’ narrative and invite a perspective that considers disability as an extension of human body-variance, which possesses unique potential for creativity, growth, and adaptability. riel and Bianca intentionally photograph in natural light for its ability to show detail, provoke emotionality, and reveal the authenticity and fragility of skin.

Face in Light
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Peeling Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Hair
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Suntan Lotion
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Feet
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Footprints
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Bianca Not Feeling Well
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Dark Living Room
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Us Together
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Mom and Bianca Talking
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The Magenta Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of TD Bank Group for their ongoing commitment to Flash Forward and to emerging artists.

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