Clarissa Bonet is a professional photographer living and working in Chicago. She received a B.S. in Photography from UCF in 2008. Bonet went on to earn an M.F.A. in Photography from Columbia College Chicago where she was also a two-time recipient of the Albert P. Weisman Award.
Her photos have been exhibited internationally at venues in Chicago, New York, Paris and at the Pingyao International Photo Festival in China. Bonet's work is in the collection of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The South East Museum of Photography, The Haggerty Museum, and Calumet Photographic.
In 2012, she won The Curator award from Photo District News, as well as the Jurors' Choice Award and Members' Choice Award from Lens 2012 at Perspective Gallery in Chicago. Most recently, she was a winner in the Magenta Foundation’s 2013 Emerging Photographers competition.
For City Space, a series of street scenes, Bonet re-staged events she witnessed as a pedestrian living in Chicago. Fleeting experiences of anonymous individuals unfold within the stark contrasts of light and shadow provided by the city’s looming architecture. Through these reinterpretations of chance encounters and observations from crossing paths with thousands of strangers, Bonet’s images give the viewer a glimpse into the unique experience of living within an interminable urban landscape.
Bonet describes her artistic process in this video clip. For additional information and work samples, visit clarissabonet.com.
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