The Meadows / Lindley Warren Mickunas

September 2018

© Lindley Warren Mickunas

Exhibit opening! Talk with Lindley moderated by photographer Romke Hoogwaerts
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7 PM.
Shot in Des Moines, IA, The Meadows is an ongoing series that Lindley Warren Mickunas began in 2015 as a way to reevaluate her difficult childhood. The work later grew into an attempt to reconnect with her family. While photographing over the years she has grappled with the question: Can proximity and time spent together result in emotional closeness? Tapping into the spirit of being an observant child, she creates calm moments and strives to find beauty in a complex and sometimes ugly situation.
 
LINDLEY WARREN MICKUNAS is a photographer based in Iowa, where she is a Curatorial Assistant at the Stanley Museum of Art. She is also the founder of various publications including The Ones We Love and The Reservoir, a collective editorial project with Romke Hoogwaerts (Mossless) and Jack Harries (The Heavy Collective). Warren Mickunas has curated international exhibitions and self-published books and magazines. Most recently, she was named a winner of PDN’s Photo Annual 2018 and awarded a 2018 SPE Student Award for Innovations in Imaging. In October 2018, she will have her first international solo exhibition at Space Place in Nizhniy Tagil, Russia.

 

ROMKE HOOGWAERTS (b. 1990) was raised mostly in South East Asia. He is the editor of Mossless, co-publisher of Rubber Factory Posters and co-editor of The Reservoir, and has worked in the photo departments of Bloomberg Businessweek, the NYT Magazine and MSNBC. He currently lives in Brooklyn where he is developing his first monograph and documentary film, Vreugdevuur Scheveningen.