Magali DuzantSan Francisco, CA
As a photographic artist I analyze the recollection and reinvention of personal memories a well as the intersection of reality and fiction. My work looks at the ways in which we process experiences as viewed through media and personal history. My current bodies of work examine the Western landscape - both physically and mentally - and the influence of cinema in the perception of the West by outsiders. The images look to reconcile the search for something new with a longing for what was.
Within my photographs I combine staged imagery and documentary practices to create a blended narrative. I view the images as film stills; small moments that address pivotal decisions as well as the mundane, quiet aspects of life.
Magali Duzant is a photographer and illustrator based in San Francisco, CA. Born and raised in New York, she attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts in Fine Art and Visual Culture. She formerly worked as the Exhibition Coordinator at Silver Eye Center for Photography and was the Director of Photography for the interdisciplinary firm PoiNT Projects. She has exhibited nationally and was named one of Philadelphia based Project Basho's Onward Emerging Photographers of 2010. In 2011 she was awarded an artist residency at Berkeley's Kala Art Institute, where she is currently working on an artist's book entitled, Ardara and On. She runs an illustration site and zine, Notes On A Coast, devoted to editorial observations on life in the Bay Area. Her photographs have appeared in Relay Arts Magazine, Union Station, the sustainability journal Verdure, and the Parsons Paris look-book among other publications. Most recently she was included in Daniel Cooney Fine Art's Emerging Artist Auction and the exhibit Small Prints curated by Humble Arts Foundation at the Flash Forward Festival. In Fall 2012 she will be included in an exhibition at the Pingyao International Photography Festival.