Second Place-Epiphany Knedler
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Second Place-Epiphany Knedler (click on image for larger view)
FUNNEL CAKES by Epiphany Knedler
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Curator Laurie Freitag: "Congratulations to Epiphany Knedler for taking 2nd place for her image, 'Funnel Cakes' in L.A. Photo Curator's competition, 'S'mores & Fireflies.' I kept coming back to this compelling image thinking that I had seen this scene a hundred times. I felt as if it was a part of my own childhood. A universal image. The best part of summer. The chance to eat junk food and see colored lights. To a child, this was magic! Thanks Epiphany for taking me back there."

Epiphany Knedler was born and raised in the Midwest. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of South Dakota double-majoring in Political Science and Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography and a minor in Art History. Her photographs often reflect aspects of the Midwest including their strong values and relaxed nature. She focuses on her composition and structure, often using architecture, symbols, and people to create the narrative. She is currently continuing her work in a series entitled Inequality through the Lens, which focuses on economic inequality in the United States.
Knedler says of her work, "I always approach my work with a sense of documentation and curiosity. I like to view my subjects, whether they be buildings or people, as entities with a narrative to tell. I attempt to capture what is evident through symbols and juxtaposition of objects. With my background in politics and government, I am strongly drawn to bringing light to social justice issues. With this exhibition’s emphasis on summer fun, I hope to show that any person of any social or economic background can find relaxation and fun."