Joey Solomon


b. 1997, New York City, Joey Solomon's photographs have been featured in The New Yorker, Aperture Gallery and MoMA PS1 among notable others. Solomon’s images serve to advocate for invisible mental highs and lows of the mentally afflicted human experience. As an openly gay man with mental disorders, Joey Solomon’s work hones in on the psychology of self through portraits of his immediate family as well as a high emphasis of self-portraiture. Solomon pulls much of his documenting and image making perspective from personal entanglements in recurring themes of mental and physical illnesses based on the artist’s hospitalizations. His images continue to document motifs surrounding illness, gayness, ghostly emptiness and the erosion of our Earth. If nothing else, Solomon’s work serves to affirm a learning process of our tender and dysfunctional species.

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