Cynthia Bittenfield (US)

Cynthia Bittenfield pursues projects that shed light on the human cost of war whether dealing with the issue of post-traumatic stress, revisiting battlefields and sites of atrocity, or documenting life on the home front. The discovery of her father’s wartime scrapbook after he died started her in this new direction. The photo album and family archive has also figured prominently in her latest portrait project, an homage to her mother’s life and death.

She has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Recently, her work was featured in The Distance Between You and Me, Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany, War and Peace, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT. She assisted Krzysztof Wodiczko on his Veteran's Flame Project, which was a part of Creative Time’s Plot 9, on Governor's Island, NY and presented at the 23rd Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, Visions of War: the arts represent conflict, at the School of Visual Arts, NY. Bittenfield has attended residencies at the Kala Arts Center in Berkeley, the Vermont Studio Center, Picture Berlin, and the Wassaic Project in New York. She was awarded a grant from the Puffin Foundation and the School of Visual Arts, New York, where she received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media. Her website is: She lives and works in New York City and is currently on the board of Baxter St/Camera Club of New York.

Pictured: "Disrupted"