Amy Westpfahl

Photo description:
Untitled, 1998

8" by 10" Gelatin Silver FB Print

Image dimensions:
8.5'' by 5.75''










Amy Westpfahl received a BFA degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science where she is now employed. Currently pursuing her graduate studies at the City University of New York, Hunter College, she will receive her MFA in 2007. She has been a collective member of ABC No Rio for 10 years.

A mixed media artist, her work deals primarily with photography and is inspired by her history of collective practice. The work addresses the social and political dynamics of the urban landscape.

The two photos included in this portfolio document the interior spaces of two squats in the Lower East Side. One photograph represents the renovation of one of the spaces at ABC No Rio during its transition from a dwelling space into a community darkroom. The other photograph documents the baracading  effort of the front interior of the Dos Blockos squat during its final eviction.