Rachel Cox : Shiny Ghost


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About : Rachel Cox lives and works in Dallas, TX. Prints from Cox’s series have been presented at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Houston Center for Photography, David Weinberg Gallery in Chicago, and the Philadelphia Photo Art Center. Cox has shown work internationally at Museo de los Artes in Mexico City, Baijia Art Museum in Nanjing, China, The Musee del’Elysee in Switzerland, Museo Amparo in Mexico, and at PHOTO London 2016. Cox received her MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2013, and is represented by Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, TX.

In 2016 Cox’s project Shiny Ghost was awarded 1st place by Lensculture Magazine for their International Portraiture competition. Additionally, her work was nominated for the Paul Huf FOAM award by the Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, an international photography prize for artists under 35. In 2015 Cox was selected as a participating artist in reGeneration 3: New Perspectives in Photography, an international survey of contemporary photography curated from a group of 50 artists with only three coming from the united states. Cox’s work has recently been published in Vice Magazine, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and The British Journal of Photography.

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Introduction by :
Roger Watson

Title :
Shiny Ghost

Details :
9.5″ x 9.5″, 80 pages,
Perfect Bound
Edition Size 450
ISBN : 978-1-944005-09-2
Published by : Aint–Bad
Fall 2016

Limited Edition Print :
Set of 15

About :

In this project I have documented the final years of my Grandmother’s life as she was suffering from a degenerative brain disease. The images were made during moments of conversation, gesture, and experiences of death. The variety of photographic approaches towards the subjects are representative of a frantic need to record all aspects of my knowledge of her (whether performative or candid) in a hopes that these moments could be pieced together again, attempting to construct a more accurate portrait of how I would remember her. My Grandmother and I had a tumultuous relationship, never thoroughly understood, and missed connections of tastes and values flourished throughout our entire lives. Looking back on this project, the photographs reveal a deeper language we had been sharing for years, constituted of mutual vulnerability and trust, acted upon even in death.