JEFFREY STOCKBRIDGE

   Jeffrey Stockbridge (b.1982) is a photographer and fine-art printer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stockbridge graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Photography in 2005. Stockbridge’s monograph Kensington Blues was released in 2017, and has received international acclaim with exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The National Portrait Gallery in London and Technische Sammlungen in Dresden. In 2019, Stockbridge was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Memorial Fellowship in Photography. Stockbridge is a past recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship Grant and a CFEVA Fellowship. His work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine,

The BBC, Time Magazine and The Telegraph.

Statement

During the summer of 2020, with America crippled by Covid and political unrest, photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge set out on an adventure to escape the chaos and return to nature. For ten days, Stockbridge canoed down the Delaware River, from Hancock, NY to New Hope, PA, camping on tiny islands along the way. Stockbridge’s photographs of people drawn to the water's edge mixed with landscapes and autobiographical images of his experience reveal the crucial role that nature plays in healing those suffering from societal ills. For the Codex Project, Stockbridge created a one of a kind photography book titled, Free Flowing River. The book features 26 original prints and a short story documenting his journey down The Delaware River.