Becca Schwartz is an artist living in Las Vegas, NV. Her work focuses on
the human perception of reality, challenging conventional wisdom and
the legitimacy behind social norms. Graduating with a BFA from Virginia
Commonwealth University, Schwartz has been recognized for her
photography by the Kennedy Center and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,
and has exhibited nationally and internationally.
"Through bright lighting and manipulative editing, I strive to lure my
audience into a false reality, unable to differentiate what is true and
what is not. Our perceptions of authenticity are continuously partial,
as facts become twisted and re-told throughout their existence. The idea
of falseness is so important, sweeping facts and realism under the
carpet, only to become involved with bright colors and immediate
satisfactions. Relating to the medium of photography itself, I attempt
to make viewers question the realism of what they observe, realizing
that photography will inherently always lie."