Sam Contis

  • Throughout Sam Contis’s work is an unobtrusive tenderness, a submerged savagery, and an elusive but insistent sensuality. While Contis’s photographs reflect the history of photography, they also examine a more thorny and contemporary issue: the development of masculine identity. Her recent projects demonstrate, if there was ever any doubt, that old-fashioned photography in the hands of an artist can feel completely up-to-date.

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Throughout Sam Contis’s work is an unobtrusive tenderness, a submerged savagery, and an elusive but insistent sensuality. While Contis’s photographs reflect the history of photography, they also examine a more thorny and contemporary issue: the development of masculine identity. Her recent projects demonstrate, if there was ever any doubt, that old-fashioned photography in the hands of an artist can feel completely up-to-date.