Robin Resch *03 P16 is a Princeton based photographer who lived and worked in Italy, France and the Netherlands until 1998. She left Europe to pursue her Master’s in Architecture at Princeton University, which she combined with advanced photographic studies with Emmet Gowin and Andrew Moore. Her architectural training informs her documentary photographic work as she is particularly interested in making images that are about people and their personal environments as well as the impact of people on our collective environments. Her landscape photography, which is more abstract, seeks to explore our human experience of the natural environment.
Robin’s current series, Taking Pause, now on display at Princeton University’s John Maclean House, is a collaborative portrait project in which she asks people to reflect upon and share what in their lives feels most essential. Her goal is to ask the same simple yet thought provoking question — what is irreplaceable to you — of the widest possible range of participants and to document the differences and commonalities of these choices while engaging the spectrum of American diversity and disconnections, both political and economic. Robin began work on Taking Pause in February 2018 within her local community and is now preparing to expand it through field work throughout the United States
Resch’s work has been exhibited at Princeton University’s Lucas Gallery, the Pringle Gallery in Philadelphia, Design Within Reach, Princeton Project Space, the Arts Council of Princeton, and the Nassau Club. Her photographs have been published in the New York Times, the Witte de With Cahiers, the Rotterdams Dagblad, and Princeton Magazine. Robin has maintained an active portrait studio in the heart of Princeton since 2003. In 2012, she was honored to be the exclusive campaign photographer for First Lady Michelle Obama in Princeton.
Examples of Robin’s portrait work can be seen at www.robinreschstudio.com
Her fine art portfolios and a link to further information on the project Taking Pause can be found at: www.robinresch.net