Riel and Bianca Sturchio
Chasing Light is an ongoing (circa 2011) collaborative photography project between twin siblings Bianca and riel Sturchio.
This work by Riel and her sister Bianca is a tender revelation. It is a collaborative project that uses the visual language of portraiture, still life, moments and landscape to explore queerness, disability and sisterhood. It illuminates life at the margins and is fearless in how it represents identity and love. It is a story of survival, topped with triumph and no small measure of beauty.
Chasing Light has also become an inclusive project inviting LGBTQ+/non-binary/ill/disabled residents of their home state Maine to participate in sharing their stories. As one participant stated on the Chasing Light website: “It’s important to see yourself reflected in popular bodies of artistic work and media; that act of accountability of representing the reality that others face is massively important to making strides for improvement.” -Hannie
Founder / Editor
The Visual Thinking Collective