Elizabeth Felicella
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Designing for Security

Elizabeth Felicella divides her time between the upper-westside of Manhattan and Rockaway Beach, Queens. Her practice as an architectural photographer includes commissioned assignments as well as independent research and projects. Her commercial work has appeared in a number of publications including Architecture, Architectural Record, Metropolis, and German AD. She has exhibited her fine art work in Berlin as well as New York and received support from NYSCA, the Fulbright Commission, The MacDowell Colony, and the Ucross Foundation. She received a Design Trust fellowship for Uneasy Spaces: A Photo Survey of Security in the Public Realm.

Personal Statement

My Design Trust fellowship allowed me to examine the specific issue of security and public design as well as larger questions about the relationship of photography and research. I had the pleasure of working closely with another fellow, Elizabeth Kennedy, to better understand and develop the relevancy of my photographs to her concurrent research about security. At the same time, my photography was allowed to stand as an open process without any obligation to illustrate a point or position. My project took me to every corner of the five boroughs and helped me cultivate methods of working that I still rely on today in my ongoing documentation of public space in New York City.

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