The images in Blake Fitch’s series capture her sister, cousin, and friends as they have grown from children to young adults. These images study the physical and emotional changes in the adolescent phase of a girl’s life in America. Fitch has been able to draw out an autobiographical aspect of photography by creating candid and intimate images of her family, and has also found a way to look back at her teenage years from an adult perspective.
Blake Fitch received a BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and an MS in Arts Administration from Boston University. She also participated in the MFA program in Photography from The School of the Arts Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR; Center for Contemporary Art in Adeline, TX; and The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; and Lepont Gallery in Aleppo, Syria. Her work is also featured in various permanent collections, including at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX; Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA; George Eastman House of Photography in Rochester, NY; Light Work; and Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA. She has received awards including sponsorships from Calumet and Kodak, a Society of Photographic Education Graduate Scholarship, and a Harper’s Bazaar National Talent Search Grand Price. Her talents have further been recognized by Mamiya in Photo District News. She is represented by Clamp Art in New York. Fitch participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 2006.