WOODSON Rachael

Sound of silence

Royaume Uni

2018 -

Sound of Silence is a series composed of an archive of images made by the artist. For many years, she has taken pictures of her brothers. The family home, located in New Jersey, USA, represents the starting point for this work, and was the setting for many photographic sessions. The images that emerge from this ritual reveal that the experience of childhood is not necessarily naive. The work also questions the relationship between an artist and their muse, the connection between a photographer and a model – which in this case works parallel to the relationship between brother and sister.

About the artist

Rachael Woodson was born in 1984, in Bern, Switzerland. She is an artist of American and British origins. She lives and works in Paris since 2009. After she studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York and was an artist in residence at the École nationale supérieure de la photographie in Arles (France), she obtained her master’s degree in photography and modern art at the Université Paris 8 in 2016. She now partakes in artistic research groups and collaborations that aim at thinking of photography as a medium in an interdisciplinary context.