“At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands in front of the camera, to honor what is greater and more interesting than we are. We never accomplish this perfectly, though in return we are given something perfect - a sense of inclusion. Our subject thus redefines us, and is part of the biography by which we want to be known.” Why People Photograph by Robert Adams.
Kayla Story, received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. She currently works as a photo assistant in Madison, WI while getting an MFA in Studio Art at UW Madison. Her work is driven by the battle that each of us fight to feel like more than cogs in the machine, resulting in psychological struggles between power and vulnerability, community and isolation, truth and fiction, individualism and empathy, and defiance and comfort. Her work has recently been reviewed and shown by Aint-Bad, Wally Douma Gallery, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center.