Aubrey Richey is an artist based in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. She earned her BFA in Photography with a minor in Creative Writing from The University of the Arts in 2020. There is a fine line between fact and fiction in Aubrey’s work: she documents her personal life with the humans closest to her, but each of her images are staged and controlled. Her photographs are based on true stories and come from the heart. Aubrey constantly and consciously seeks to find and pay attention to the coming-of-age stories unfolding around her while engaging with her own as well. She is fascinated with the concept of growth. The oddity of life both excites and frightens Aubrey the way it would a child. She believes there is a bit of that childlike curiosity and alarm in all of us, and she tries to portray that side of the subjects she shoots, for she believes it is a beautiful thing worth holding onto.