DPI Alum Morgan Rachel Levy published in VSCO Human Journal

Friday, Mar 31, 2017

A woman stands outdoors and hold her hat to shield her from the sun

Selections from Morgan Rachel Levy's new body of work, "Human Journal" for VSCO

DPI Alum Morgan Rachel Levy ('07) has published a new body of personal work in VSCO's Human Journal online magazine.

Morgan's intimate and charming photos of her grandmother, captured on instant film, portray a close intergenerational friendship. The series explores the challenges of aging, playfully tracing hopes and fears.

"What started as a small game between the two of us evolved into more complexly staged scenes, concocted to amuse my grandmother and allow her to step out of real life. I wanted her to forget her own forgetting and her new dependence on others. This formerly unstoppable woman deserved to feel wild and free and to have returned to her a kind of freedom that she was slowly being denied. Admittedly, I wanted to step out of real life as well, and into a world in which you don’t have to concede that a person you always conceived of as immortal was also subject to mortality."