"Imagine images combining the social class of Tina Barney, the intimacy of Elinor Carucci and the
sensibility of the Dutch painter Vermeer. A beguiling mix for sure, and so it's no wonder that the young
photographer Jessica Todd Harper (a former PDN's 30) is making such a splash in the fine-art world."
- Reuel Golden, PDN
"T.S. Eliot, among others, understood that an artist who has not mastered the tradition cannot be truly
innovative. If an artist is steeped in the tradition, he will have absorbed the techniques of great art, and
more important, he will have confronted the issues that make for greatness; work by such an artist
resonates in the culture... Ms. Harper confidently draws on the past as she explores new technologies,
and treats her personal concerns in a markedly different time."
Meyers, THE SUN
"Harper's domestic scenes - large color photographs featuring her family, and, occasionally, herself -
combine a lovely sense of intimacy with a casually patrician formality...with a painterly feel for
dappled, natural light that makes some of the images glow as if from within... the work is sincere,
Aletti, THE NEW YORKER
"...these pictures rely on details of gesture, body language, and dress to tell us volumes about one
family and every family, and to raise more questions then they answer. Regardless of how
different our households are from Jessica Todd Harper's, her haunting pictures remind us how
much and how little we understand about the people we know and love best."
- Francine Prose, O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
"What makes Harper's pictures so gripping is that familiar feelings, whether good or bad, show
up as something subtle rather than shocking."
- Husch Josten, FRANKFURTER ALLEGMEINE ZEITUNG
Interior Exposure won a first place Lucie award, and was listed in PhotoEye Magazine's
Best PhotoBooks of 2008 and PDN's Best Photography Books of 2008.