• size 22.5" × 16.5"
  • year 2014
  • medium Archival inkjet print
  • edition 3
  • framed In white
  • price Upon Request
“Charlie Engman started photographing his mother, Kathleen McCain Engman, in 2009. He was visiting his parents during a break from college. 'I was taking pictures of anything and everything around me and, naturally, that included my parents,' he told me over the phone. When he developed the film from the trip, he noticed something in the photographs of his mother: 'Sometimes people transform for the camera,' he said. 'I couldn't recognize the person in the picture.'” — Jesse Wender, The New Yorker
Charlie engman

About the Artist

Charlie engman

Originally from Chicago, Charlie Engman (b. 1987) began working with photography while completing a degree in Japanese and Korean Studies at the University of Oxford. While involved professionally in theatre and dance, he took an interest in visual and sculptural movement and gesture and began using photography primarily as a documenting device. The photographer often creates conceptual images that confront the artifice of his working environments, and deliberately includes elements like paper backdrops, mirrored surfaces and foam blocks, which construct the temporal spaces in which his shoot takes place. Upon graduating from Oxford, Engman returned to the U.S. and began integrating his commercial, fashion, and art practices. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues and appears in the commercial and editorial pages of publications around the world.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Charlie Engman
  • Photographer Charlie Engman discusses his work and the similarities between photography and collage.
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  • At Home
  • Hart on the Bowery
  • Inside the home of Hart, an Uprise collector and the Co-founder of Openfolio.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • #UAtakeover with Charlie Engman
  • Photographer Charlie Engman gave us a #UAtakeover with images crafted by the artist in his distinctive style in advance of his participation in PULSE New York
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Charlie Engman
  • We visit the Brooklyn studio of Charlie Engman in advance of his solo booth at PULSE Art Fair New York during Armory Week.

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