Street photography is my power. My being. My love.
It gives me freedom to unlock doors, remove the mask from hidden worlds and wander through.
My camera is me is my camera. It sees what I see. A box with a hole in it breaks through and through. In a brief flash I can see the hopes we all share in a single face…one person, captured…and shot. I can feel all the sorrows of the world in a single gesture…forever.
Street photography means to try to understand the world around you and then to explain those complexities to others…without words, without sounds. A picture says more. A picture is more.
A split second in time, a moment that may never again be repeated. Seemingly insignificant flashes that happen throughout our lives…that make up who we are, where we’ve been and who we sometimes hope to be.
With my camera I am an explorer which brings much sadness as well as exhilaration. This is my time here and now, it is like no other past or future and these pictures are my moments. And now I share these moments with you…all of you.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alexandra Buxbaum is an international photographer whose work focuses on documenting the human experience of various people and cultures living in disparate urban and rural environments around the world. The heart of her imagery shows us our collective humanity – and sometimes our lack thereof – with a focus on issues surrounding social inequality and injustice, and in particularly, marginalized communities both locally and abroad.
Alexandra has worked professionally for major media outlets, and her photography has appeared in a myriad of publications both nationally and internationally. She has exhibited in over 85 shows at galleries, cultural centers, and museums, and Alexandra was selected as an invited artist for the 2022 US Department of State Art in Embassies Program to the U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura, and has been the recipient of awards such as the IPOTY and the Moscow International Foto Awards. Her impressive body of work is held in high regard and has been acquired by numerous private and corporate collections.
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