Caroline Tompkins

Caroline, NY Tompkins County, 2018

There is an inextricable relationship between female desire and fear – at the heart of my work is the way this dichotomy complicates female desire. And then, how are men represented by women? And again, what story can I tell? And how does the observer choose to trust or not to trust me?

– Caroline Tompkins

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Caroline Tompkins (1992) received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has exhibited both in the United States and abroad, and her work has been published in the BBC, Vogue and The New York Times, among others. Caroline worked as photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek before deciding to dedicate herself full-time to her work in 2019. She currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts and is a freelance photographer for editorial and commercial clients. She has written for publications such as So It Goes and Vice. Caroline’s photographs explore the themes of female sexuality, local reality and truth. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Her website here

Exhibitions in collaboration with Micamera

Playing for Keeps
Molly Matalon and Caroline Tompkins
curated by Jamie Allen Shaw
23 may – 29 june 2019
Micamera, Milan (I)