Zoe Strauss has hit the big time. Although you may never heard of her, this Philly-based photographer is one of the 101 artists selected for the 2006 Whitney Biennial. Self educated, she started taking pictures at age 30 and now finds herself in the most prestigious biennial exhibition in America.
The Philadelphia Inquirer ran this story on her and reported that her photographs are available directly from the artist for $300 a pop. Dozens of images are available for viewing on her website. If $300 is too much, she'll make you a 5 x 7 color photocopy for five bucks. Zoe talks at length about her upcoming Whitney experience on her blog. Shock and awe may be the best way to describe her reaction to the inclusion of her works in the Biennial.
Go Zoe go!