October Artist-in-Residence Zoe Strauss spent her time in Syracuse editing images in a new series of work entitled On the Beach, which is comprised of images that Strauss made down in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Horizon disaster began. The series will eventually be edited into an exhibition and a book; while here, Strauss tried out different printings of the images as well as different sequences. Strauss also worked on getting her scans in order for a retrospective of her work that will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in early 2012.
Zoe Strauss began taking pictures at the tender age of 30. In 2010 Strauss completed her ten year landmark project Under 1-95 in South Philadelphia. A monograph of her work entitled America was published in 2008.