Mutual Vulnerability

By  |  March 17, 2015
Don’t Smile, Smile, 2012 | All images shot with medium format color film and printed as archival inkjet prints Don’t Smile, Smile, 2012 | All images shot with medium format color film and printed as archival inkjet prints


Artist: 
Rachel Cox 

Project: Shiny Ghost

Description: In this series Rachel Cox photographs her grandmother over the last few years of her life as she struggled with a degenerative brain disease. Through photography, Cox was able to confront the unsettling emotions sewn into their relationship, and finally came to understand how mutual vulnerability and trust could restore their connection.


Rachel Cox was born in Irving, Texas, and currently lives in Lansing, Michigan. Her work has been shown at the Albuquerque Museum of Art, the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and the Houston Center for Photography, among other galleries and museums around the world. www.rachelcoxphootgraphy.com

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.