For almost twenty years, I have documented the attributes that define inhabited space. In the spirit of an archaeological or forensic study, I photograph the accumulated evidence of life in people’s homes. There are no human figures in the photographs; instead I depict the objects that people keep and the marks that they make on the architectural features that structure their domestic lives. Most recently, I have begun to play with domestic space. The photographs begin with something actual, found in the home. I combine the actual scene with something from memory or imagination to create a new space or situation.
Pamela Pecchio received her MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2001, where she was awarded the Richard Dixon Welling Prize. Her photographic and collage work has been has been exhibited and published widely, both nationally and abroad. She is the author of two books — eight, an artist’s book published by Nexus Press, and 509, a limited edition monograph published by Daniel 13 Press. Permanent collections include the Yale University Art Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.