ARTIST STATEMENT: My passion for architecture began in the summer of 2005, when I helped build an aqueduct in a rural village in the Dominican Republic with an organization called Global Routes. The power of implementing change through design fills me with a surge of creative energy and a desire to pursue a career immersed in collaboration and innovation.
I fell in love with photography during my study abroad semester in Italy. My architectural studies continue to influence my work today. While my focus shifts on a daily basis, I have noticed one component that is consistent in my work — I try to capture movement in stillness and distort reality. I am inspired by the power of photography to convey a message or express an emotion and aspire to push the boundaries of my work every day.
Olivia Burke is based in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and was a Co-Founder of the USC Chapter of Global Architecture Brigades.