James Autery is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based in New York. His current project is a series called “Motion Portraits,” a study in new media as a hybrid between motion and stills. His previous work has a focus in journalism with an artistic approach. His subjects have included children with autism, train-hoppers, communities in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a machinist in the Mojave Desert, and a Korean-American family living in Missouri. His work is sensitive to the beauty of humans, and intimately reveals his subjects with sublime and sometimes bizarre approaches. He seeks to explore the possibilities of photography and video and how we can use them to relate to our own consciousness.
Hudson Opera House
Solo Show: Selected Works, 2015
Solo Show: With Gentle Wings and a Cohort of Confusion, 2014.
MPLS Photo Center
Group Show: The Human Condition: A Survey of Humanity, 2012.
Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Group Show: Arrhythmic Visions, 2012.
TIME on Instagram
Artist a Day
Fototazo Photography + Microgrants
Gordon Parks International Photo Competition, 2006: Finalist