Molly Landreth is a Seattle based artist who explores concepts of identity and community through intimate large-format film photography and multi-media collaboration. She also creates fine art, lifestyle and portrait imagery for clients nation-wide. Landreth has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Time Magazineʼs LightBox, Le Monde and The Advocate for her body of work, “Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America,” which she continues to exhibit and speak about internationally. Landreth holds an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, New York; and a BA in Studio Art from Scripps College in California. www.mollylandreth.com
Amelia Tovey is an emerging Australian video artist who has a BA in Film Theory and a background in creative writing and television production. Her other projects include http://www.shoottheplayer.com and explore short form documentary, performance & online exhibition. Between 2009-2010 Amelia Tovey co-produced Embodiment’s multi-media exhibition website and created three short films about Embodiment participants. Those films can be seen on embodimentusa.com by going to the Archive, just search under “video”.
Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America is an archive and a journey through a rapidly changing community and the lives of people who offer brave new visions of what it means to be queer in America today. Stopping in churches, parks, high school classrooms, back yards and bedrooms, I have collaborated with individuals from both urban and rural areas for over 6 years. With this ever-growing archive of portraits, I aim to highlight a national experience while acknowledging its many diverging, overlapping and at times conflicting parts. Created as a joint effort with participants who boldly stand in front of my lens, Embodiment reveals images of love and survival, creative forms of gender expression and the ever-changing anatomy of a family. It is my hope that these photographs will become a lasting archive for generations to come.
This project is made possible through generous donations from supporters like you. DONATE NOW
You can also purchase a collection of signed prints from the SHOP.
I am grateful to the The School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) for support and mentoring, and for grants from The American Consulate in Germany, the Humble Art Foundation (New York, NY), Artist Trust (Seattle, WA), 4Culture (Seattle, WA), ArtistTrust (Seattle, WA) and The Robert Giard Foundation at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at The City University of New York. I am also grateful to all the amazing people who helped to make the Embodiment Kickstarter campaign a success.
Thank you also to our friends, family, project participants and print collectors for all that you have done to keep this project moving.