Stacy Platt uses photography to speak about vulnerability, memory, loss and the mundane experiences of life. When asked about her choice of genre, she defers to the wisdom of Minor White when he wrote, "One should not only photograph things for what they are, but for what else they are.” Influenced by the writing of Marguerite Duras, the multivalent art of William Kentridge among many others (Kara Walker, Louise Bourgeois, Eikoh Hosoe, Janet Cardiff + George Burres Miller to name a few), Stacy’s work is characterized by an interest in exploring the multiple—and sometimes unreliable—versions of self and personal history that we all contain, as well as the symphony of incoherent, contradictory threads of collective identity that serve to both constrain and connect us to one another.
She received her B.A. in Humanities from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and her M.F.A. in Photography from Columbia College of Art in Chicago. Her work has been shown at the Houston Center for Photography, the Midwest Center for Photography, the University of North Dakota’s Memory, Bone and Myth exhibit, many online curated projects and exhibitions, and she was a 2015 Critical Mass finalist. Stacy is presently an Instructor of Photography at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, as well as the editor for the Society of Photographic Education's Exposure journal. She maintains a portfolio site of her photographic work at http://www.stacyjplatt.com, and has been composing longform essays on photography at http://www.the-space-in-between.com since 2004.