Emerging Photography Contender: Rachel Jump

For Origins, Chicago-based photographer Rachel Jump traces the treads of lonesomeness and connectivity that run beneath the complex bonds of family. 

Together, 2014

Together, 2014

Writes Jump in her Artist Statement, “For most of my childhood our lives were scattered over countless households. My disparate memories of these places merely composed a fragmented idea of home. Later in life I began to question how my identity was shaped without a point of origin. As a way to cope with these feelings of isolation, I created a narrative hoping to join these places and reunite my family. In these photographs, my family and I appear to search for one another within the various environments that divided us. As a result of our efforts to find solace, I conjured a personal mythology, a sanctuary where my loved ones and I could finally belong.”

The Eye, 2013

The Eye, 2013

All images © Rachel Jump

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