I have worked with photography in many different capacities: as a newspaper photographer; a writer; an educator; a curator; in the development of a web publication.
I make pictures every day. I try to understand what my pictures have to say to one another, and to me. Some of these conversations become projects but most remain the continuation of threads of thoughts, relationships, and acts of recognition.
In my photography I draw attention to the world that we have made and how we exist within it. I am currently working on a project, "On Garrison Creek", about the continued influence of one of Toronto's "lost rivers" on the neighborhood above it.
I write a regular review for Fraction Magazine. I'm grateful for this opportunity to articulate my reactions to both contemporary and historical photography. Please check out Fraction Magazine, not only for my reviews but also to see the portfolios that are showcased each month.
I am on the board of the Silver Eye Center for Photography in PIttsburgh, which has become a clear and powerful voice supporting emerging and mid-career contemporary photographic artists. I’m honored to serve this organization that was so meaningful to me as a teenager growing up in PIttsburgh.
I teach in the photography program at Carnegie Mellon University, and am continuously impressed by the thoughtfulness and creativity with which my students approach both ideas around photography and practice.
I'm alway interested in meeting photographers and hearing about projects. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in collaboration or if you are interested in a photography or writing commission or have an assignment. I would love to hear from you if you allowed me to take your picture, or if you would just like to say hello.
- Leo Hsu