"Untitled III, Quincy MA" | 36"x24" | Archival Pigment Print
Victoria Crayhon, a Fulbright Scholar and an Aaron Siskind Fellow, is based in Providence, RI and teaches at University of Massachusetts. She holds an MFA in Photography from RISD and a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Her work is included in museum, corporate and private collections, among them The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Harvard/Fogg Art Museums, and Citigroup NYC. Publications include the British Journal of Photography, Fraction Magazine, La Journal de la Photographie, Fade to Black, Art/Photo Magazine, the New York Times and The Photo Review 2011. Her project, Thoughts on Romance from the Road, is featured on The Fence in Atlanta, Brooklyn and Boston.
Thoughts on Romance from the Road is an ongoing project that uses photography to document text interventions on roadside marquee signs. I place phrases on movie and marquee signs. Many of these I find through research, but also in the course of my frequent long distance travel by car. I use my own sign letters and leave the scene with the words left intact upon the sign. Before I depart, I make a photograph from the sidewalk or the roadside. I then make large-scale color prints as documents of the sign in its environment. The photograph becomes the sole remnant of the project as the letters inevitably disappear or are taken down. The work addresses the effects of media and technology upon human memory and desire.