Young photographer Megan Tatem captures loneliness in a densely populated city in her latest series, Being and Nothingness. Blanketed in a coat of jaded youth, Being and Nothingness is an autobiographical body of work that quietly resonates within a generational paradigm.
“Being and Nothingness is a series of fragmented photographs depicting the void, melancholy, and loneliness of living a life in New York City for far too long. Unbeknownst to me, I shot photographs of mostly empty spaces and the “stragglers” of people still active in my life.
These photographs unlike others made in New York City (which display a youthful and exciting life of too much booze, drugs, and 20 somethings), Being and Nothingness captures the essence of what happens after the party is over and reality starts to kick in. Half of these images were shot in New York, while the other half was shot when fleeing the city.”
– Megan Tatem.
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.