Anna Leigh Clem

Photographer
    
Holes
Location: Cambridge, MA
Nationality: American
Biography: Anna Leigh Clem is an artist working with photography and other mediums to explore and portray her unconscious ruminations. Compelled by the secret worlds inherent in memories, dreams, and childhood, her work aims to recreate these otherwise... read on
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Holes
Credits: anna leigh clem
Date of Work: 12/20/11 - 05/20/12
Updated: 08/18/17

(2012-16)


As an introvert, timidity is often forefront in my interactions with the outer world. Labeled as “quiet ” from the beginning of my relations, I assumed the role without much pushback, an identity conceived in part by social standards. Desires are excused to make room for continued silence, a product of fear resulting in frustration and disappointment. Photography is an outlet I use to explore the parts that are missing from my life experience, the holes in my existence. By illustrating my inner consciousness, I manifest and examine a tangible object, allowing transient brainwaves to become more real. The resulting images create a world in which I am able to explore fear and longing, societal limitations put aside. I ruminate on the missing pieces, desire alive and well within me.

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The Home is Inside

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2015-17) After my childhood home suffered from a fire, “home” became illusive. We moved to a new residence for the first time. I was..
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shapeshifter

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2016) "I dive into the canyon and begin to fly. Never have I soared like this before, not since my last flying dream. An infinite expanse of..
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To be oneself completely

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2012-14) When I step out the door to photograph, whether in my backyard or an unfamiliar landscape, my intentions are at first ambiguous. Like..
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Where the Road Goes

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2011) While my stay in Ireland was brief, every passing moment soaked through to a heeding heart. It is here that I escape to now. Within this..
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I walk to break free...

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2010-11) Following the footsteps. I thought I was here alone, but it seems there’s someone in the distance. Why are they leading me through..
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The Rings of My Limbs

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2013) There’s a part of me that is ready to fall away. I keep searching for the whole, and still I peer down the deep dark hollow hole. What..
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grounded

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2014) Teenage years are laden with fear, wonder, and self-doubt. In attempt to dissect that strange age as well as cope with my own bittersweet..
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It will become something

By Anna Leigh Clem — (2011-12) As we move away from the purity of our births, we become complex and gnarled like trunks of trees. Underneath all the layers, the core..
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