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The group exhibition Peeled will be opening this Wednesday. It features the work of three artists who have looked through the lens of a camera and created images that depict the world as they see it.

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One of the artists in Peeled is the Brooklyn based fine art photographer, Rachel Barrett. A 2012 Wassaic Project Artist-in-Residence, Barrett is a recipient of the 2011 Tracey Baran Award, 2011 PDNs 30 and 2010 Tierney Fellowship in addition to numerous other awards and honors for her personal work. Internationally exhibited, she is a studio artist at The Invisible Dog Art Center, a freelance contributor for The New York Times and an Assistant Professor of Digital Imaging at Kingsborough Community College. I had the opportunity to ask Rachel a few questions about her process and the work from the series “Josiah’s Farm,” which she will be showing in Peeled. Here is what she had to say.

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Q: What is your artistic background? How did you arrive at this particular body of work?

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Rachel Barrett: I am a photographer. I prefer to work with film and have been shooting with the same Mamiya 7II, a medium format camera, for well over a decade. I moved to New York City in 1999 to study at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, which is where I received my BFA in Photography & Imaging in 2003. I apprenticed for a few artists and then continued my studies to pursue my own work at the School of Visual Arts, where I received my MFA in Photography, Video & Related Media in 2008... (continue reading)

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To read a post about Barrett receiving the 2011 Tracey Baran Award, visit SVA Close Up.

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