Saskia Baden

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Exhibitions

Of Matter     Senior show, Bard College, December 2017

Of Matter Senior show, Bard College, December 2017

The 40th Annual Photo Regional: Effects That Aren't Special     The Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY, March–April 2018

The 40th Annual Photo Regional: Effects That Aren't Special The Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY, March–April 2018

About Saskia Baden

 
 
 

I first started taking photographs around 1998, which paralleled the start of my infatuation with Britney Spears. I would set up scenes of my Britney Barbies in front of hand-drawn backdrops or tucked inside of my baby blue slippers and take photos with my mom’s point-and-shoot camera.

 
 
 
 

At the time I felt like I was taking portraits of my favorite pop star, but now I understand them as still lives. This photographic relationship between a still life and a portrait—between life and death, the permanent and the temporary, the animate and the inanimate—has remained essential to my work twenty years later.

I was born and raised in Western North Carolina. I received my BA in Photography from Bard College In December of 2017. And after a year managing the analog and digital labs at Bard, I traveled in Mexico and did an East-to-West USA road trip. I am currently based in Olympia, Washington.