Amy Elkins

Website - AmyElkins.com

Amy Elkins (b.1979) was born and raised in Southern California. She received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her photographs explore notions of vulnerability, identity and transitory states. Elkins’ Wallflower series presents the nuances of gender identity and the male psyche. Her current work turns to the more aggressive aspects of male identity: Elegant Violence looks at Ivy League rugby athletes moments after their game and Black is the Day, Black is the Night, observes masculinity, vulnerabilty and identity through correspondence with men serving life and death row sentences in American maximum security prisons. In 2008 Elkins and Cara Phillips co-founded Women in Photography, a platform for showcasing established and emerging female photographers. She is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York.

Elegant Violence
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Elegant Violence Photographs by Amy Elkins, Essay by Shane Lavalette
Amy Elkins, Dillon (Open Side Flanker)
The Collection
Dillon (Open Side Flanker)

Princeton, New Jersey, 2010

Amy Elkins, Wossen (Lock)
The Collection
Wossen (Lock)

New Haven, Connecticut, 2010

Amy Elkins, Tim (2nd Row)
The Collection
Tim (2nd Row)

New York, 2010

Amy Elkins, Rick (Tight Head Prop Forward)
The Collection
Rick (Tight Head Prop Forward)

Princeton, New Jersey, 2010

Amy Elkins, Phil (Flanker)
The Collection
Phil (Flanker)

New Haven, Connecticut, 2010

Amy Elkins, Patrick (Hooker)
The Collection
Patrick (Hooker)

New Haven, Connecticut, 2010

Amy Elkins, Mark (Hooker)
The Collection
Mark (Hooker)

New York, 2010

Amy Elkins, Greg (Center)
The Collection
Greg (Center)

New York, 2010

Amy Elkins, Dan (Wing, Full Back)
The Collection
Dan (Wing, Full Back)

New Haven, Connecticut, 2010

Amy Elkins, Arturo (Flyhalf)
The Collection
Arturo (Flyhalf)

New Haven, Connecticut, 2010

Amy Elkins, Adam (Full Back)
The Collection
Adam (Full Back)

, Princeton, New Jeresey, 2010

Amy Elkins, Kyle
The Collection
Kyle

Brooklyn, New York, 2007

Amy Elkins, Jake
The Collection
Jake

Brooklyn, New York, 2006

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