UNTITLED by Sasha Phyars Burgess


Sasha Phyars-Burgess’ first monograph, Untitled. Spanning three bodies of work, this 200-plus page monograph includes poems by Ser Alida and Aurora Masum-Javed, a conversation between Sasha Phyars-Burgess, Juliana Huxtable and Carolyn Lazard, and essay by Bill Gaskins. Designed by Studio Lin.

As recipient of the second annual Capricious Photo Award, Sasha is a vital, emerging voice in contemporary photography, engaging the charged line between documentary and fine art. Her work ranges from affecting studies on diaspora, family and place to revolving social phenomenons in which energy, beauty and power meet.

The second annual jury panel was helmed by Capricious Founder and Publisher Sophie Mörner and Associate Publisher Anika Sabin alongside Lauren Cornell, Katherine Hubbard, JOFF, Matt Keegan, Guadalupe Rosales, Ka-Man Tse, and Lyndsy Welgos.

As featured in:
British Journal of Photography
The Guardian
Vanity Fair

About Sasha Phyars Burgess

Sasha Phyars-Burgess was born in Brooklyn, New York to Trinidadian parents and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She received a BA in photography from Bard College and an MFA from Cornell University.

“Of her practice Sasha states:

I am interested in What is seen, and the cultural connotations and markers that come with looking at bodies, particularly black ones. I use a documentary approach in order to view the domestic, the unsupervised, and the ordinary in an effort to reveal the mundane reality of lives that are often under continued supervision and oppressive state and social violence. I was born in 1988. I am a scorpio. I am black. I am Alive.”

Excerpt from Capricious Publishing

About Capricious Publishing

Capricious is an arts foundation based in New York focused primarily on book publishing and an annual photo book award, with an emphasis on supporting intersectional, queer perspectives.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Sasha Phyars-Burgess
PUBLISHER Capricious Publishing
YEAR 2021
DETAILS Softcover

19.7 cm x 23 cm