“Every year, tourists flock to New York in droves. While this has become nothing more than a predictable nuisance for seasoned New Yorkers, one photographer, Dolly Faibyshev, saw in this phenomenon an opportunity...Her collection of images, aptly titled 'I Love New York,' showcases the city from a tourist's point of view— filled with wonder and appreciative of its singular beauty.” — Complex Magazine
As an American born to Russian immigrants, the “vicarious fantasy of America” is an integral aspect of work by self-taught photographer Dolly Faibyshev (b. 1981). By examining the relationship of her family to their adopted homeland, Faibyshev documents those experiences in pictures, which explore the meaning of the American dream in all its forms. Her images reflect an obsessive sense of color, form, and an unconventional humor. Faibyshev’s first major series, Palm Springs, captured the archaic charm of iconic Palm Springs neighborhoods, resulting in an exhibition and publication, Palm Springs, Mid-Century Modern. She continues to examine themes rooted in Americana with her series Best in Show, a quirky look at Show Dogs and their handlers. Her portfolio continues to grow with her exploration of rodeos and nightclubs.
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