The Corner
Sam Kim | ARCH 3710

These images are parts of a complete project, titled The Corner, and speak to my particular style of documentary photography. I frame the quotidian as unsettlingly pensive by capturing truth with an oblique perspective, thereby attempting to render the every-day new. As a photographer, I am inspired in the history of art by Walker Evans, but compositionally influenced by Soviet-era artists, such as Aleksandr Rodchenko. Like Diane Arbus, who allowed us access into the cracks of NYC society, I aim to use documentary images to reflexively invoke (because we respond to the appearance of truth) discussions on our relationship to other people, ourselves, and the lived effects of modernism. The following photographs speak to such intention.