Artist Spotlight: Teddy Zareva
How a photographer’s lens can break through the thickest of walls.
By Maria Popova
Visual art, at its most powerful, charges a static image with a fluid and turbulent flow of thought and emotion.
Photographer Teddy Zareva does just that in her work, sometimes aspirationally glamorous, often gritty and raw, and always rich in human complexity.
Her work shows a profound understanding of the human body, made all the more impactful by her brave use of light and color.
But we’re particularly taken with Teddy’s series of emotive portraits, which capture those deepest, most complex layers of how we relate to others and to ourselves.
Published November 13, 2008