Santa Fe, NM, USA
Cassi Alexandra, born 1986, is an independent artist who grew up in Boca Raton and High Springs, Florida. She received a B.S. in documentary and fine art photography from the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies while living between Daytona Beach and Orlando, Florida. Alexandra began her career as an intern at The Orlando Sentinel in 2009, and soon after became a contributor for The New York Times. Some of Alexandra’s other clients include The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, ABC News and The Seattle Times. Alexandra’s last two projects were focused on the pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida and Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.
Alexandra’s work investigates the prevalence and acceptance of violence in modern society, including the recovery process that a community undergoes in reaction to overwhelming grief. Recurring themes in Alexandra’s artwork includes healing (spiritual, mental and physical), the meaning of family, trauma, and the silver lining from tragedy.
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