Bio and Artist Statement
Sonja Langford (1994) is an image maker who was raised in the American South. Her work focuses on exploring the southern landscape as well as the female experience. She sees them as inextricably linked and uses photography to connect them to moments of recollection. These investigations focus on complex and often contradictory recollections of the Southern landscape as well as a feminist experience within and against it. Motivated by retrospection of memories growing up in an oppressive religious cult, she transforms these memories through photography in order to invite others to reflect, remember, and imagine.
Sonja is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Connecticut. She completed her BA in Art History with minors in Southern Studies and Outdoor Adventure Leadership from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has exhibited in numerous venues including the Gadsden Museum of Art (forthcoming), Southeastern Center for Photography, and GoodYear Arts.