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Photography  —  June 15, 2019

Symbiotic
Interaction

Educational environments are perceived as conductors of essential information; therefore benefiting the public by providing an enlightened sense of awareness. I investigated institutions that focus on intellectual pursuits to articulate the intention and presentation of these environments. My photographs address human interactions within these spaces, while acknowledging society’s tendency to idealize these interiors. This series suggests an annotated perspective of institutionalized expectation in order to challenge the predetermined experiences they provide.
 
Written & Photographed
by Kristen Powell
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Brainstorm, 2015
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No Longer in Session, 2015
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Chain door, SMFA Boston 2016
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Reflecting MIT, 2015
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Sterile Stairwell, 2016
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Tufts Transition, 2016
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The Touch, 2015
Explore more work by Kristen Powell through her website at kpowellphoto.com. Keep up with her through Instagram @k_powellll and Facebook.
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