13th Street, Eugene, Oregon, September 15th 2011


McKimmy, Kevin

Series Title

Will My Life Ever be as Meaningful as the Movies?



Work Type



Digital C-Print


48" x 60"

Artist Statement

These photographs are designed to create a dialogue between the fictive space of cinema and photography’s history of claiming to depict actualities. By occupying a liminal space between a visual language that is cinematic and one that is photographic, the work asks the viewer to question what kind of actuality or truth can be found in what the photographs depict.

Additionally these photographs explore the relationship between the experience of cinema and the experience of our everyday lives. By focusing on scenes that might be found in cinema, but would be equally at home in everyday experience these photographs make visible the failures of attempting to find the same meaningfulness and potency in our own lives that we see in the movies.

Nascent in these depictions is another idea; the reality of a disconnect between the people that we are, and the people that we imagined we would be.

Annual Collection

Work Type


McKimmy, Kevin, “13th Street, Eugene, Oregon, September 15th 2011,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed December 4, 2016, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/3917.
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