Abdul Kircher

Email:

akircher@ucsd.edu

Biography:

Abdul Kircher is a photographer and writer from Queens, New York. He was born in Berlin to German and Turkish parents, and immigrated with his mother to the United States at the age of seven. Spending most of his time in the streets of New York City and abroad, photography allowed him to form deep rooted relationships with many people whose rights have been stripped away by society and largely go invisible. Abdul’s technique developed rapidly into a devotion to process, apparent in his images as a parallel to the friendships he made that continuously undid his notion of humanity and himself. More recently he has turned his focus inward and now looks to his family and close friends for inspiration. Although Abdul’s motivations for documenting everyday life are ever changing, his ability to capture the gravity of lived experience and create an empathetic celebration of beauty in it’s many unexpected forms, will always remain a constant. Having recently graduated from the Culture and Media program of Eugene Lang, he is currently pursuing his MFA at UC San Diego where he is expanding into new territories of physicality in his work, exploring his photography through sculpture, installation and printmaking.

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