Anna Jacobson (b. 1996) is a photographer from Atlanta, GA working towards her BFA at Pratt Institute. Much of her work deals with the relationship between the ridiculous and the melancholy as it takes place in ordinary life. Straight, analog photography serves as a traditional template to deliver humorous, possibly absurd, photographs. When she isn't in Atlanta or Brooklyn, she spends her time photographing in Islamorada, FL, documenting the way of life there.
This series isn't finished. It probably won't be finished until I'm dead to be honest. This place has been home to me more than my own hometown ever was. Even before the hurricane, it was a place that I knew needed to be documented. After working down in Islamorada in the summer of 2017, I had made quite a mass of photographs. Only a month after returning to New York City, everything in these photographs was gone. In December, I returned and photographed the reality that people who were born in the Keys and never left were dealing with. This work is a selection of photographs made in and around a community that is coming together to deal with destruction.