United States

Believe Me
Believe Me is a series of photographs resembling surveillance images that one might find in Google Earth. Mimicking augmented realities, Walter stages site-specific temporary installations in the environment that challenge our current post-fact world, influenced by scripted and hyperbolic reality television, fake news, sensational journalism and virtual experiences. By performing the characters in each scene and trusting a drone to capture the image, Walter herself becomes a puppet in the process, flipping the relationship between photographer and subject as well as referencing contemporary surveillance practices. Though seemingly digitally fabricated, Walter’s images are created in camera, using Photoshop only to add the characters, all of which are performed by her, to the pictures.

Margeaux Walter received her MFA from Hunter College and BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in New York. She has been awarded multiple honors from the Magenta Foundation, Photolucida, Px3 Paris, International Photography Awards, and other organizations. She has attended artist-in-residence programs at Red Gate Gallery, Montalvo Arts Center, Marble House Project, MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. Walter’s works have been exhibited at institutions such as MOCA, Hunterdon Art Museum, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Tacoma Art Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Butler Institute of American Art. Her projects have been featured in publications including The New York Times, New York Post, Seattle Times, Boston Globe, and Blouin Art Info.

Margeaux Walter (US) "Believe Me" - Helphoto 2020

Margeaux Walter (US) "Believe Me" - Helphoto 2020