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Sep 28, 2021 - Alana Celii

Since 2018, I have dedicated 100 days of the year to photographing every day. Whether it be with my iPhone, a digital or film point and shoot, or one of my medium format cameras, I try to keep a consistent mind set of looking for images. I think this practice strengthens my eye as a photographer. It keeps me visually on my toes, and on the hunt for images. It’s also a different way of seeing. Especially during the pandemic and being in New York, somewhere I’ve lived for half of my life, I think I have a natural proclivity towards feeling stuck in making new work. It becomes hard for me to see new images in my day-to-day life, but this exercise reminds me that I can make work anywhere—even in a place that is so familiar.