Hello! Thanks for taking a minute to learn about Observations.

My name is Stefania and I’m a photographer based in California. This project is an exercise in sharing my documentary photo work on a regular basis. I chose to do this via newsletter for a number of reasons:

  • It provides structure and requires consistency, both of which are helpful in my personal practice

  • It allows me to share my work without the implications of Instagram that I find are best avoided in creative projects (i.e. external validation, context collapse, etc.)

  • It creates a space for me to explore and publish whatever I want, as opposed to tailoring my work to fit the needs and voice of an existing publication

By subscribing to this newsletter, you will receive a photo essay via email on Wednesday afternoons. Some essays are archival, some are current, some are compilations of a certain theme over longer periods of time. I will continue to experiment with subject matter as long as this newsletter exists.

Observations is free to all, but if you’d like to support my work further, you can do so by becoming a paid subscriber.

You can connect with me or see more photos at my website.

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Stefania Culafic

Illinois-born, California-based artist