In a Lonely Place is an ongoing exploration of the places where I spent my childhood. The three locations, a suburban New York town, a rural town in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, and a neighborhood in Queens, were, in my recollection, isolated and lonely places in which to live, and I was curious to see how they had evolved over the many years I spent away. It's been interesting to see how some things have changed -- trees now dwarf houses, buildings have collapsed -- but the atmosphere of melancholy and isolation has remained curiously the same. While the images are records of particular places, they are also meant to suggest the dislocation and isolation one might feel in an environment that has evolved without a central plan that takes into account human needs and desires.
Amy Bedik received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA in film from the Columbia University School of the Arts. Her photographs are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and has been shown at the Photographer's Gallery, London, Ufficio del' Arte, Paris, and the Daniel Wolf Gallery, New York. She has been a studio story analyst, production company development executive, freelance journalist, and interior designer, and the common thread that connects all these diverse activities is a love of storytelling through words and images.