About the Photographer
Tabitha Soren works with photography and mixed media to depict complex psychological states and ways that people cope with and survive through change. This image is part of the series Surface Tension, which consists of 8x10 large format photographs made of internet images seen beneath reflected fingerprints on iPad touchscreens. Soren uses images from news stories, pop culture, and her own personal archive as the basis for the series to comment upon our patterns of consuming culture and politics. Touch is central to this work—both gentle and harmful--and for these pieces, one about climate change and the other about a police murder, Soren points to specific instance of marked destruction caused by humans and our subsequent detached and digitally entangled understanding of the crises.
Tabitha Soren’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, George Eastman Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, amongst others. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at the SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA; Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA; Aperture Gallery, New York, NY; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Berkeley Art Center, CA; SF Camerawork, CA; among many others.