Kelia Anne MacCluskey began to photograph during an adolescent trip abroad. Ever since, her art, although centered around various issues, has been inseparably connected with traveling.
“These images were created out of enthusiasm for nostalgia – a desire to remember.”
‘The Contest of Meaning‘ is a series of images exploring the selective processes of the memory. Each of MacCluskey’s compositions imitate and romanticize memories. And, as in life, some of them, though completely irrelevant, are lucid and clear, whereas others are almost surreal, tiny details that tend to be manipulated or entirely missing. “These images were created out of enthusiasm for nostalgia – a desire to remember,” says the photographer. A Colorado native, MacCluskey currently “solidifies her dreams”, which she describes as ‘elsewhere’. Often illustrated as a renaissance woman, the artist has just received her BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design and currently works as an Editorial Assistant for Aint-Bad Magazine.
All images © Kelia Anne MacCluskey