Our Photography week concludes with the work of Victoria Iacchetta.
Février 2020 en Paris
It was February 22, 2020. The weather was mild in Paris and by mid-afternoon, I found myself sitting on a park bench eating French biscuits and reflecting on Montmartre and vin blanc. A block of homes and mixed-use buildings faced me across the Boulevard Marguerite-de-Rochechouart. I was struck by the varying degees of humanity present from window to window; the French flag draped over the iron rail was particularly moving. How could something — a moment in time captured by a foreign eye — appear to be so purposeful and yet so casual at the same time? The image is the epitome of Parisienne culture to me: beauty that is miraculously intentional and natural simultaneously. Art exists everywhere and lives in everything.
Victoria has recently returned to Buffalo, NY after completing her master’s degree in London, England. She has written two pieces of academic research on pizza and the Italian-American experience. Her first chapbook, “The Cubicle,” was published with Gap Riot Press in November 2019, and recent poetry or artwork have appeared in The Mark Literary Review, Perhappened Mag, Crêpe & Penn and Ang(st) Zine.