Rachel Banks is an American artist and educator
Episode 297: Rachel Banks and I finally got to sit down and speak about her work.
It was an incredibly illuminating moment to speak with Rachel about her role as an artist and educator and about her family, which informs a large and looming portion of her photographic work. We tackled some serious issues surrounding family and how those topics inform her ways of thinking about the medium of photography. We spoke in depth about her background and a little bit about how music and subcultures inform both of our lives.
The episode is heavy in places but overly illuminating. Rachel’s work exemplifies a tendency to delve deep into very personal topics and process them in her work. Death, memory, and interpersonal relationships pervade. Perhaps most illuminating was hearing Rachel speak on her role as an educator, which she is hugely passionate about. Please tune into this episode. Nathan, you are next, my man!