Gina Marie Brocker is a documentary photographer based in Boston. Her work represents relationships, cultures and environments in an intimate and authentic light. Gina completed her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and her MFA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport. Gina's work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally. She was selected for, 25 Under 25:Up-and-Coming American Photographers (Vol.2), selected by Sylvia Plachy and co-published by Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies and Powerhouse Books. A series of her Donovan family photographs was also published in Vision magazine, Beijing, China. With portfolio submission, she was announced the Grand Prize Winner at Nikon’s prestigious photographic Discovery Awards, held at Olympia, London. Gina was also Shortlisted for the Terry O’Neill Award and exhibited her work at Getty Images Gallery London and the Independent Photographers Gallery Sussex. Her photographs were also featured in an issue of The Sunday Times Magazine, Hotshoe magazine, Time and The Globe and Mail. She has taught photography to young people and adults in both a informal and formal education setting and is available for assignments and personal documentations throughout New England and beyond.
"Gina Brocker’s disarmingly personal and intimate photographs extend recent work in documentary and portrait-based photography, showing affinities with the approaches of Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, and Angela Strassheim in capturing the personal details of families and relationships. Gina Brocker’s work always appears unstaged and unposed, close to snap-shot directness, yet the photographs are only possible through the trust and friendship of the family that has included the artist and her camera in the ordinary and everyday drama of their lives. Through an unobtrusive camera lens—the subjects rarely look at the camera or notice its presence--a viewer is positioned as an observer of a spontaneous moment that shines out with an individual reality. Although many of the images correspond with established themes and genres like childhood innocence, teenage alienation, family relationships, domestic scenes, and youthful experiments in identity, the locations and individual humanity of the artist’s subjects surprise the viewer with telling details irreducible to genre types. The images show us a world familiar and yet completely individual and personal, shaped by the deep empathy of the photographer in interpreting and recording the moments of everyday life."
- Irvine Contemporary Gallery