May 14th 2019 vs March 18th 2015

1. May 14th, 2019 “ It is no longer about myself or my camera, today I choose to show up.’ 

2. March 18th, 2015 “ I looked in the mirror and realized everything I needed was right in front of me,
myself and my camera. Anything is possible.”

Left: 11×14 Ed. 3/10            Right: 11×14 Ed. 4/10

Photographer’s Statement:

One of the best pieces of advice I was given in my early twenties was to show up. It seemed simple at the time, but I’ve never forgotten it. Every day we have the choice to show up – to our lives, our artistic practices, our bodies, our minds, our families, our communities, etc. How will you choose to show up?  Being 31 years old is very different than 27. I am no longer innocent to my artistic practice, to my camera, to pain, to death, my body and many other things. I do not blindly find myself in spaces with the power of a camera at my hands. I wanted to take this picture to feel the breath of  4 years between the blink of an eye. As a 31 year old queer woman living alone, working for myself, I don’t have an idea of what my life will look like, I’ve gone off script. So on this day I decided to show up, so that one day, when a young queer woman is turning through the pages of the book and reaches this page, she will find the strength and courage to keep moving forward and turn to the next…  — Brittany Markert



Character Study, Self Portrait, 2017; 11×14 Ed. 2/10


May 13th, 2017 – New Orleans; 11×14 Ed. 2/10



Photo removed 4/25/20
at request of the photographer.


Desire, 2018; 11×14 Ed. 1/10


Interview with Brittany Markert



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