Homegoing: Photographs from 2004-2008
An Exhibition by Jeffrey Stockbridge
InLiquid presents Homegoing: Photographs from 2004-2008, a solo exhibition by artist member Jeffrey Stockbridge. This exhibition is part of InLiquid’s Art For Action program, which utilizes the talents of InLiquid artist members and uses art exhibitions as a platform for community dialog, events, and awareness efforts.
Stockbridge is a Philadelphia based artist who has a knack for photographing neighborhoods that most Philadelphia residents avoid. From 2004-2008, Stockbridge snuck inside abandoned houses in sections of North and West Philadelphia and made photographs of what he found. Cluttered rooms, forgotten artifacts, empty hallways and the occasional person, appear in Stockbridge’s large format color photographs. The content may be somber but the mood is hopeful—elevated by a palpable natural light.
Stockbridge, originally from Maryland, moved to Philadelphia to study photography at Drexel University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Photography in 2005. His work has been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery London, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fleisher Art Memorial, The Delaware Art Museum, and The Wapping Project Bankside. Stockbridge’s current series, Kensington Blues, was accepted into Review Santa Fe and awarded a Critical Mass Top 50 Winner by Photo Lucida. In 2010, Stockbridge was nominated for the Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and he was recently shortlisted for both the Lange-Taylor Prize and the Center For Documentary Studies First Book Prize. He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship, and a CFEVA Fellowship. His work has been featured in publications such as The Telegraph UK, Time Magazine, Vignette Magazine, Feature Shoot, SiouxWIRE, and The Rust Belt Rising Almanac.
Image: Stockbridge, 43rd and Haverford no. 2, 2008, archival pigment ink jet print.