The Photographic Journal

Clara

Essay 550 • Mar 31st 2024















 

Kate Sweeney is a self-taught photographer from Columbus, Ohio whose work has been featured in Billboard, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue and numerous others, and was TPJ’s photographer-in-residence from 2016-2019. She aims to make work challenging ideas of femininity with an honesty that is simultaneously defiant and inviting. She does this by utilizing the human form, color, and our connection to nature. She is obsessed with memories and takes an empathetic approach to her portraits, interested in exploring themes of memory, identity, and freedom.
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Model: Clara Hirsch

 

Check out all of Kate’s TPJ photo essays:

Siren Suspended

Kate Sweeney x Lomography

Alayna at the Farm

Frances in the Field

Pink Ladies

Reacquainted

Oasis

A Sunday in Ridgewood

Kate x Vans Vision Walk

A Butterfly Underwater

A Night in Nashville

Momka

Dayana

Frances

Hana

A Day at the Inn

In This Place

Kelsey x The Impossible Project

Butch & Femme

Color Therapy

24 Hours in Catalina, Part Two

24 Hours in Catalina, Part One

Greazi

RNC

Apart

Deliverance

Kelsey x The Impossible Project

We Took the Cake