Artist Bio: My name is Alex Tomeo, and I am a Palomar photo student waiting to hear back from four-year schools. I’m a black and white film photographer and I shoot fine art portraits here in San Diego County. I fell in love with the darkroom in 2019 and have been working with analogue and alternative photography since! I have been working in the San Diego Natural History Museum’s archive and my passion for keeping different avenues of photography alive has grown. I love preserving not only the art form, but the communities it brings together.
Artist Statement: “Faceless Femme” explores femininity and questions what defines identity. If the ability to meet unrealistic standards acts as a threshold for identity - How does that impact the way we view ourselves?