New Orleans is known as a cultural melting pot, so it comes as no surprise that Christa Blackwood would find her way into the Photo Crusades. Her work technique is described as “fusing traditional, historical, and alternative processes with contemporary practices, street art, and clandestine installations.”
Austin-based artist Christa Blackwood began her career in New York City in 1991, focusing on sexual violence. Since then, she has blossomed into a provocative artist and photographer whose work has been exhibited in galleries across the world.
Christa, was a founding member of the Women’s Action Coalition and frequent exhibitor at the Photo NOLA Festival, recently completed a series of studies of the nude human form with Beauty Revisited, which showcases male subjects as the focus of beauty.
“To make work that is compelling, I think there are three things that need to happen,” she told Lenscratch in December, “ideas, technique, and surprise.”
See how Christa’s break from the norm translates into the Photo Crusades’ theme for week four: