Galerie Caroline O’Breen (Amsterdam) is presenting a solo exhibition of Anastasia Samoylova called ‘Floridas’.
Florida. The political swing-state. The swampland paradise. The refuge of excess. The tourist fantasy. The real estate deception. The sub-tropical fever dream. The place where image and reality become inseparable. Floridas, documents it all in a layered portrait of contemporary Florida.
Samoylova has been photographing Florida intensively and extensively over the past few years.
Floridas seem to exist on the thin border between observational documentary photography and crafted photo-collage.
Anastasia Samoylova (1984; lives in Miami) is a Russian-born American photographer who explores notions of environmentalism, consumerism and the picturesque. Her series FloodZone (2019), an expansive photographic project that began in 2016, responds to the problem of rising sea levels through a striking case study of Miami. Floridas is a follow-up series transgressing the subject of climate change. Samoylova’s two monographs, FloodZone and Floridas, were published by Steidl in 2019 and 2022.
Anastasia Samoylova : Floridas
2 September – 8 October 2022
Galerie Caroline O’Breen
1016 SR Amsterdam
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