I was first introduced to Tara Bogart's
As the artist states, In these intimate portraits, I am a voyeur concentrating on a generation that is not mine. While certain ideals are often relevant to different generations, the ways in which women adorn and modify themselves often indicate the struggles of a young adult with their own ideology and individuality.
After photographing these women, I can imagine these struggles are timeless. Existing today as well as when the original Nadar portrait was taken.
Todd Hido was spot on when he chose her image for our voyeurism show.
And now Tara Bogart's long-term project is going to become a book with approximately 80 images in it. Portrait after unique portrait. She is collaborating with Kehrer Verlag
, a publisher in Germany, to make this dream a reality. Bogart is currently looking for funding to help her create her first monograph. Please consider donating to her Kickstarter
campaign, so this book can become a reality. Prizes include everything from a signed copy of this monograph to a commissioned portrait. (I'm going to need to go to the hairdresser before I sit for her!) Brava, Tara!
Tara Bogart was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has exhibited work at Hous Projects, New York, Aperture, New York, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Center of the Arts at Virginia Tech, VA, The Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, The Newspace Photo Center, Portland, OR, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts), Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, H2O Gallery, Art and Soul Gallery, and The Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee. She has been reviewed by the New Yorker, CNN Worldwide Photos, Zoom Magazine, The British Journal of Photography and The New Republic and American Photography 29. Tara Bogart is in the private and public collections of The National Library of France, Paris and the J Crew Corporate Collection to name a few.