Sydney King is a Brooklyn-based artist who works primarily with large-format film photography. She makes her pictures by hand, building them through complex, stepwise processes. She wants to see if ordinary objects can transcend their ordinariness through photographic and sculptural means. She photographs various subjects – plaster molds, skin, cooking twine and yogurt painted on glass. Her photographs are scientific, but with soulful goo. 

US, IN PART – her recently completed thesis work for Princeton University – explores the intersection between process and historical representation in photography. Through the use of photographic masks in a 4x5 viewfinder camera, she is able to create images that question photography's ability to describe objects, spaces, and people. 

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