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Sophia Germer was born and raised in New Orleans. A childhood spent in the French Quarter, watching all manner of people forced to interact, has given her a unique perspective that acknowledges both the advantages and disadvantages afforded to most Americans. As shown by her Transients and Their Dogs project, sh… Read More
Sophia Germer was born and raised in New Orleans. A childhood spent in the French Quarter, watching all manner of people forced to interact, has given her a unique perspective that acknowledges both the advantages and disadvantages afforded to most Americans. As shown by her Transients and Their Dogs project, she has focused on the harsh reality of American homelessness, which so many people try to hide or choose to ignore, while also acknowledging the beauty that these people are afforded in their relationships.
One can find the roots of much of Sophie’s aesthetic inspiration in the destruction and slow rehabilitation of the city of New Orleans. Once prosperous neighborhoods were left to rot and entire communities were forced to flee, leaving behind empty shells alluding to their former glory. This urban decay aesthetic has permeated Sophie’s photography with an attention to the places and people that tend to be overlooked in a society which continually strives to advance itself to newer, cleaner heights.
Sophie is currently living in San Francisco, and working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. She regularly takes road trips through the U.S. and abroad, constantly expanding her frame of reference for the issues that she finds most compelling.
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