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5939 SOUTH GREEN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60621
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CARLEEN CLIFTON BRAGG

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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About CARLEEN CLIFTON BRAGG

I AM A SOUTH SIDE RESIDENT OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS WHO DEVELOPED AN INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE AGE OF 5. I CREDIT MY PARENTS FOR PLANTING THE SEED IN ME BY PURCHASING MY FIRST CAMERA AND CONTINUED SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS.

I PHOTOGRAPH SPORTS, GLAMOUR, LANDSCAPES, MUSIC, THEATER, AND STREET LIFE.

I AM ENAMORED WITH THE WORKS OF THE 'LATE GREATS': GORDON PARKS AND JAMES VAN DER ZEE.

STARTING AS A SELF TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHER, I LATER TRAINED WITH THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

I'M PUBLISHED WITH TYLER PERRY'S PRODUCTION: WHY DID I GET MARRIED? TODAY'S PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE, THE INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

I AM A 3-TIME WINNER OF THE MUSUEM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY'S BLACK CREATIVITY, 2001-2002 AND 2004.

IN ADDITION, I HAVE EXHIBITED WITH THE ARC GALLERY WITH MY FIRST 0NE- WOMAN SHOW, 2011.

Artist Statement

PHOTOGRAPHY WAS A MEDIUM THAT WAS INTRODUCED TO ME AT THE AGE OF FIVE, WHEN MY PARENTS PURCHASED A TOY CAMERA FOR ME.

I REALLY ENJOYED PEERING THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER WHILE 'TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS'.

ALTHOUGH, IT WAS JUST A TOY, I WAS SO MESMERIZED BY THE PROCESS THAT I BECAME INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY. THEN, EVENTUALLY, I WANTED TO TAKE REAL PHOTOGRAPHS; THEREFORE, IT WAS TIME FOR A REAL CAMERA.

I EXPRESSED THIS TO MY PARENTS, SO THEY OBLIGED MY WISHES AND PURCHASED A REAL CAMERA.

THE SUBJECTS IN MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE OF PEOPLE IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES, WHETHER THEY'RE STREET MUSICIANS, STRUGGLING HOMELESS, OR FAMILIES SPENDING TIME TOGETHER.

I ALSO ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE LAUGHING, HUGGING, OR DANCING; CAPTURING WHATEVER GOOD THAT I CAN PRESENT TO THE WORLD!

I PHOTOGRAPH FRIENDS, STRANGERS, YOUNG, OLD, BLACK, WHITE, OR WHATEVER CATCHES MY EYE AS AN INTERESTING IMAGE. I HOPE TO CAPTURE AN ESSENCE OF LIFE THAT IS SOMETIMES OVERLOOKED.