Jason Starr: Living in a Time of Distance

On view in the Robertshaw Gallery.

This body of photographs documents the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in communities and regions across the continental United States. The images were taken on a month-long cross-country road trip during July and August 2020. The creation of the exhibition was funded through an engagement grant that Jason Starr received through James Madison University.

Jason Starr is a photographer, gallery director, and student. He is a junior at James Madison University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in political science and studio art. Additionally, he serves as the director at the ArtWorks student-run gallery at school. His work is a reflection of his identity and interpersonal experiences. He often finds himself influenced by his environment, the people close to him in his life at a given point in time, and issues he finds paramount on a personal and societal level. As a byproduct of this, his work is an exploration of human emotion, expression, beauty, and its presence in a specific space. It’s a conversation between the human form and how it’s perceived. He captures moments that are fleeting and genuine to the subjects he decides to photograph.

Find out more about Jason Starr by clicking here or follow Jason on Instagram: @jasoncstarr