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Brooke DiDonato’s Photographs Subvert the Everyday

Brooke DiDonato’s photographs put a strange touch on ordinary Western backdrops. The narratives, though vague, evoke intimacy in how it confronts its disappearing or despondent characters. In series like "Recess," "In Bloom," "Roses" and "A House is Not a Home," the artist is able to either inject fleeting beauty into undesirable places or extract surrealism out of the unassuming.

Brooke DiDonato’s photographs put a strange touch on ordinary Western backdrops. The narratives, though vague, evoke intimacy in how it confronts its disappearing or despondent characters. In series like “Recess,” “In Bloom,” “Roses” and “A House is Not a Home,” the artist is able to either inject fleeting beauty into undesirable places or extract surrealism out of the unassuming.

“Her photographs depict everyday settings and objects with a surreal twist, using visual anomalies as a framework to explore the psyche,” a statement says. “By challenging the of assumed reality of a photograph, her images lead viewers through a storyline that is both real and constructed.”

The artist’s practice includes both commercial and personal endeavors. See more of the artist’s work below.

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