Ryan Lafferty

Photography as a way of seeing.

I am 32 years old and currently based in Riverside, CA. After graduating from Northwestern University with honors, including time studying abroad in Paris, I moved on to a doctoral program in London focusing on art history and critical theory.

My academic work examined how artistic creation is influenced by our geography, and thus how art is a direct expression of a unique experience of space. While in London, I became deeply connected to the notion of psychogeography, and regularly undertook long distance walks across the UK. Upon returning to California, I have tried to extend that sense of geographic exploration to the landscape of my childhood, surroundings that are simultaneously foreign and familiar to me.

Selected Works:

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