All images from the series It Would All Lose Purpose by Elaine Miller
Elaine Miller has been creating a name for herself since recently moving to Chicago. A part of the Catherine Edelman Gallery’s The Chicago Project, she was also in a recent show at Woman Made Gallery, and spotlighted on PDN for her work with portrait photographer Paul Elledge. See her work along with other photographs that explore unresolved narratives in the 2014 Filter Photo Festival Exhibition, This May Have Happened, juried by Gordon Stettinius, at David Weinberg Photography.
Ethereal and morose, Miller’s work utilizes a traditional view cameras in black and white to create extremely intimate and haunting images. And, if they were selected for This May Have Happened for any reason, its because their unresolved narrative conceal a story one would hope to never know. Reeling from the expected death of her father, followed by the sudden death of her sister, the photographs in It Would All Lose Purpose cope with this loss by attempting a deeper understanding and documentation of her surviving family, pairing them with objects symbolizing two she lost.
This May Have Happened
September 5th – September 27th
Juror’s Reception: Friday, September 26, 6:30-9 pm
David Weinberg Photography
300 W Superior St #203