Through a combination of conceptual portraiture and traditional documentary, Morganne Boulden provides an in-depth and tender perspective on the overlooked and idiosyncratic traits of American life.

Originally from Philadelphia, Morganne lived back and forth between New Jersey and Pennsylvania the majority of her life until moving to New York in 2017. There, she got heavily involved in the Queer community and began documenting the excursions of her and her friends via a small point-and-shoot 35mm camera. 

In January of 2018 Morganne self published a photo book titled Macabre; a combination of exploitative and grotesque portraiture, all taken inside of the homes of pets she was taking care of while their owners were on vacation from 2016-2017. This extremely provocative and illegal project sold out all 50 copies in the matter of 2 hours.

From 2020-2022 Morganne traveled across rural America with friends via road trip documenting their intimate communities & familial dynamics. This project became known as When Flies Sit Still, a tender collection of  portraits displaying non- traditional Americans and Queer presenting individuals situated in the Midwest & South. Accompanied with photographs of auspicious moments, When Flies Sit Still is not only an exploration into peculiar American life, but a direct reflection of her closest friendships and the belongingness she found through these families.

This project was displayed at the Kellen Gallery on 5th Avenue, NYC from April 25th- May 7th, 2022.

Morganne worked under photographers such as Cass Bird and has work featured in various publications including King Kong Magazine, Paper Magazine, Society 6, and The Drunken Canal. She’s shot multiple album covers for artists like Pieri, Carol WorldWide, Girl Dick, Frog Lady, and Kati Malison. At this time she has donated approximately $1,000 off print sales to G.L.I.T.S., an organization dedicated to assisting Black Trans women across America. 


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