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Andrea Modica

Andrea Modica

 
 
About the Artist

Andrea is an American photographer based in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Family has always been a central theme in my work. I’ve been photographing my own family for nearly four decades now, with my 8” x 10” camera. The woman I shot for Showing, for example, was my niece and godchild, Julie.

So, the purpose of this shoot was actually twofold. First, I was there to contribute to Showing. I wanted to capture the look and feel of a pregnancy in academia. But also, on a more personal level, it was just another photo of Julie, someone whom I’ve been photographing for her entire life. The Showing photo is just one part of that continuum.

When I was first contacted about Showing, I knew I’d have to work quickly, because Julie was already quite far along. I drove four hours up to Ithaca College, where Julie teaches in the Department of Occupational Therapy. I managed to arrive just before graduation. Seeing her in her doctoral robe left me brimming with pride, but that’s not exactly unusual when it comes to my nieces and nephews.

 
 
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Baldwin, NY

1986, © Andrea Modica

 
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Baldwin, NY

1988, © Andrea Modica