My name is Jay Patel. I graduated from ICP New York(Creative Practices) in the summer of 2019.
I have been a teaching assistant for Allen Frame's seminar class at ICP for the past 6 months.
My ongoing project about water is based on a childhood trauma in which i was thrown into a pool by my swimming coach. Afterwards, I did not swim for 8 years. I became a self taught swimmer, spending more time in pools, lakes and rivers. Swimming eventually became a favorite mode of recreation for me.The experience of isolation and contemplation in swimming made me feel more alive and is quite therapeutic.
My project 'Diving into the unknown’ on my website - jaypatelphoto.com