Cig Harvey has been using past and present personal experiences as a source of inspiration for her photographs for the past 12 years. She sees her photographs as vignettes that depict autobiographical daily life in all its complexities. In addition to self-portraits, Harvey makes pictures of family and close friends to better understand their relationships. Her photographs are an attempt to legitimize her moments of uncertainty, as well as to visually celebrate times of elation, when we are reminded that the world, in all its complexities, can be mind-blowingly beautiful. She uses color, gesture and space to seduce the imagination.
Harvey is a working fine-art photographer and educator, working as an assistant professor at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Harvey's work has been highlighted in PDN, Popular Photography and American Photography. Harvey lives in a Boston apartment and a renovated Maine farmhouse with her husband, Doug, and their dog, Scarlet Snacks.
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