Brooklynn T. Kascel is a queer documentary photographer from Iowa who makes non-fiction photographic essays. Working within the sociological framework of human ecology, Brooklynn interacts with themes of gender, queerness, intimacy, Christianity, and the family unit to study social problems.
“Since 2017, I have photographed my queer peers in my home state of Iowa and the greater midwestern region in my ongoing series, Fear And Loving. By combining autobiographical documentary and conceptual imagery, I chronicle interpersonal queer exchanges fastened within the midwestern landscape.”
Brooklynn received B.L.A. degrees in Journalism and Mass Communications and Sociology from the University of Iowa in 2016. Upon graduation, Kascel worked as an assistant to Danny Wilcox Frazier from 2016-2018. Brooklynn has published work with ACLU, ARTPIL, BURN Magazine, Dagens Nyheter, LENSCRATCH, MPR News, New York Times and TIME, among others. Kascel’s images have been shown in physical and online exhibitions at The Curated Fridge, Elmer L. Andersen Library, International Photography Awards (IPA), Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, The Midwest Center For Photography, Open Show San Diego, Praxis Gallery, Rome Art Week, Undisclosed Resource and The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art.