Jeremy Dennis

Jeremy Dennis uses photography to capture the ineffable. His work is conceptually influenced by Herbert Randall, a local photographer in New York, along with Cindy Sherman, Gregory Crewdson, and Philip Lorca Dicorcia and aims to capture the narrative quality of their imagery.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of Stony Brook in New York and used his time there to develop his artistic vision and develop new skills and techniques. His work has been displayed in several exhibitions at Stony Brook University, Pennsylvania State University and in Beijing, China.

He’s most interested in creating images that tell stories and uses subtle formal elements and lighting to transform a scene into a layered composition that the viewer can decipher and reconstruct according to their own sensibility. He intentionally uses ambiguity to grant the viewer’s story enough space to change the meaning of his photographs with each viewing.

Project Description

During the Storytellers’ Institute, Jeremy will develop a documentary photo series combining the themes of surveillance, representation, and his home community of the Shinnecock Nation. This photo series will reflect upon his experience growing up on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, NY, allowing communal self-representation combining the format of Google Street View and traditional family and individual portraiture throughout the reservation in hopes of forever changing the public perception of who they are.

Check out Jeremy’s photographs and other work on his personal site…