Opening reception - Friday March 5
Tracy Meehleib is an American photographer. Texas-born, California-raised, and DC-based, she mainly focuses on street portraiture. Her interest in photography started as a child, making portraits with a family Polaroid in the 70s, and has continued throughout her life. She shot with a public school loaner, a Mamiya twin-lens reflex in junior high and high school, bought an SLR in college, and then a Hasselblad and a Leica, and now she photographs almost solely using an iPhone. The work in this show was made with an iPhone X and Hipstamatic filters.
Main influences come from a number of photographers and collections that she has spent a lot of time with, especially photographers in the FSA-OWI and NAACP collections in the Library of Congress' Prints & Photographs Division, where Tracy worked as an image cataloger in the 90s.
Tracy photographs people and events close to her. The work in this exhibition portrays a long and deep friendship with a close neighbor in her coop and her involvement with recent social justice actions in her city, the nation's capital.
From the series: Erna
From the series: BLM/MOW