Live Eye Photography approaches documentary photography as a creative, ethical, and collaborative enterprise -- one at the intersections of art, community outreach, ethnography, and compelling storytelling. Live Eye combines visual with narrative elements to document the living, breathing history of communities across the US and the world. With empathy as the foundation for all interactions, the resulting photographs are a catalyst for conversations within and across communities, a vehicle for experiencing and understanding each others' lives.
Photographer, writer, and educator Casey Jarrin founded Live Eye in Fall 2015 as a project in visual empathy, a way of seeing and feeling through photography. It emerges from 15 years linking educational and creative communities in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Durham-Chapel Hill, and New York City, as well as immersive work within landscapes of trauma and healing in Belfast, Berlin, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.
Live Eye seeks to capture everyday life as we experience it in our senses, bodies, communities -- and to tell visual stories that powerfully encounter other lives, voices, ways of seeing and being in the world.
All photographs are developed in close collaboration with communities and individual subjects, including commissioned portraits to capture significant events and moments as well as portraits for professional profiles and social media.
Casey Jarrin, Founder
Photographer, Storyteller, Educator