Emma Ressel (b. Bar Harbor, ME) is a fine art photographer who works primarily with a large format view camera to create surreal still life images. Her photographs are surprising compositions of food, animals, and objects that challenge pure aesthetic pleasure and are unafraid to depict rot, nonsensical combinations of subjects, and subtle, evocative narratives. 

Ressel has exhibited across the northeast and internationally at The Vermont Center for Photography (Brattleboro VT), Fotonostrum Gallery (Barcelona Spain), Red Hook Labs (Brooklyn NY), Godine Family Gallery (Boston MA) Lucas Lucas Gallery, Brooklyn NY; Site: Brooklyn (Brooklyn NY), The Wing Soho, and Artemis Gallery (Northeast Harbor ME), among many others. She won the 13th Pollux Award in the Still Life Category and the The Print Center's Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection.

Ressel’s first monograph, Olives in the street, was published by Edizione del bradipo and sold out in 2017. A second edition was released in 2018. Ressel received a BA in Photography from Bard College, where she was awarded the Photography Advisory Board Scholarship, the Photography Senior Project Prize, and the Bard LugoLand Residency Prize. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine and her work is found in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is currently based in Philadelphia and NYC. 

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