Sunday Spotlight — May 26, 2019
Photographer: Lauren Taubenfeld
Artist Statement: “My mental illness comes up in a few different forms; from anxiety and chronic depression to OCD to drug addiction,” she told PDNedu. “The pictures I make reflect this sometimes metaphorically and sometimes quite literally. Photography is an amazing therapeutic tool in which I am able to speak my truth and be open in how this affects me and my relationships.” - Lauren Taubenfeld
Lauren Taubenfeld’s work consists of metaphorical portraits and landscapes that depict her intimate relationships, loss, pain and struggle, mental illness, depression and anxiety, addiction, darkness, and the notion of seeking. She focuses on documenting the human condition and then constructing true and fictional stories using a camera. Taubenfeld is also interested in photographing her family and documenting intimate relationships. She earned her bachelor’s degree in photography from Parsons the New School for Design, and she is currently working towards her MFA at the International Center for Photography–Bard College. Taubenfeld is based in New York City.