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Samantha Sutcliffe (b.1990) is a documentary photographer, writer, curator and Director of Programming at Uncensored New York. She has taught at the International Center of Photography and The Bushwick Community Darkroom. Her work focuses on media consumption, sexuality and alienation.

She received a B.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Art History from The City College of New York and completed the One Year Certificate Program in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism at The International Center of Photography. Samantha worked for Director JJ Stratford and went on to operate the camera for the short film Lypsinka directed by Chloe Sevigny and the live stream performance My Barbarian Songbook for the Whitney Museum of Art. 

She is the recipient of the 2022 Creatives Rebuild New York, 2021 City Artist Corps Grant, 2021 Fotofilmic Scholarship, the 2021 Hopper Prize Finalist, the 2021 Lucie Foundation Notions of Home Prize Winner, the 2018 Medfoto artist in residence and a recipient of a 2018 International Center of Photography Director’s Cut Scholarship and a resident of the Crete Workshop led by Alec Soth. Her work was published in the 2021 Fotofilmic JRNL curated by Paul Schiek from TBW Books and featured on Atlantic Re.Think, Musee Magazine, Paper Journal and Booooooom. 

Sutcliffe currently lives and works in New York City. 

Select Work

Photo Essay + Interview, Truth in Photography 

Broken Mirror, (2024)

Podcast, Redacted Island

Devirtualize, (2024)

Short Film, The Poetry Project 

Leo, (2024)

Short Story, Far West Press

Pretty Obscure, (2024)

Camera Operation, JJ Stratford 

Lypsinka Toxic Femininity dir. Chloe Sevigny, (2024)

Exhibition + Curator, The Locker Room

Rockway Art Week, (2023)

Essay, Uncensored New York 

Death of the Subject (2023)

Exhibition + Curator, Public Works Administration

Dangerous, Hysterical and Perfect Pop Culture Fun (2023)

Fiction, Moral Crema Magazine 

Stella (2022)

Fiction, Forever Magazine 

Sissy Problems (2022)

Photo Essay, FotoFilmic Journal

Under the Shadows of (2021)

Camera Operation, JJ Stratford, Whitney Museum of Art

My Barbarian Soundbook (2021)

Exhibition, Lucie Foundation 

Notions of Home (2021)

Fiction, Uncensored New York 

Raging Bull (2019)

Exhibition, The Royal Society of American Art

The Vida Archive (2020)

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