Tracey Baran, Untitled, Self portrait

“Tracey Baran (1975-2008) creates visual journals using color photography to record and refine her experiences into images that reference fundamental themes such as love, death, and regeneration. Rarely preconceiving her pictures, Baran works in an intuitive manner, casting her photographer’s eye on the world until something sticks. Thus a photograph can occur at any moment, in any place, in a practice that starts with instinct and results in the communication of very universal experiences.”
—Karen Irvine, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago