Drawn to the stillness of the suburbs, I document anticipation and aftermath but never the main event—moments after a birthday party, minutes before a storm, the echo of an argument.
Growing up in a small town, there were two theories on life: 1) Leave. Then, you can live. 2) If you have to move all the way to the West Coast you’re running away from your problems.
I opted for the second philosophy, not believing there were limitations imposed by my environment. However, with my series Snow Globe (2009) these limitations became all too apparent. Either leaving or staying would give me only a partial answer.
Snow Globe approaches the hometown I once viewed as encased in a snow globe, but reveals disturbances in that entrapped world. This disconnect between what we long for and what we get continues to drive my work.
EVA FAZZARI photographs the infinite narratives surrounding her hometown, Dumont, New Jersey. There exists an ominous tone in her work where the sense of suburban dysfunction coincides with the comfort of familiarity. At times these suburbs seem to foster hope, but more often, time makes obvious the divergence between dreams and realizations. In May 2009 Eva completed her MFA in Fine Arts Photography at Pratt Institute. That June she participated in a group show, Some Place Like Home, at Daniel Cooney Fine Art. Since then she began teaching photography at Bergen Community College and Ramapo College of New Jersey where her work was exhibited in Tops in Ten. Eva continues to exhibit her photography and is currently working on her most recent series All That Remains.