We had the good fortune of connecting with Noa Eden Wynn and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Noa Eden, what do you attribute your success to?
I am grateful that my parents instilled in me a hard working manner. From a young age I was always working on multiple endeavours. I always had a drive to keep pushing and giving my all. Photography allowed me to push my limits, put myself out there, and truly network and build the framework I have today. Within this, there were many obstacles I had to surpass. One was my age. I had issues with people taking me serious as I began photographing at 14 years old. Then the gender politics – were another issue within itself. Seeing the way women had to work extra hard to be taken serious in comparison to their male counterparts was something I understood from a young age. It is a historical phenomena. Yet, I kept pushing – persistently showed my cross-disciplinary abilities whether it was photography, video, writing, and my now current curatorial endeavours and museum work – I spread myself out and showed I could work in so many different areas within the arts in order to reach the ambitions I had set forth. My next step in my career is museum work. I am currently a canidate for a master’s in art history at NYU – as well as assisting a deputy director of an art museum within New York.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My father is an avid art deco art collector. From a young age we would watch 20s and 30s films, read books, as well as just appreciating the arts of this decade. I read a lot. I am interested in philosophy, art history, and gender politics.. and so forth. I think all of this comes together within my art practice. I studied photography and art history – and currently I am doing my masters in art history. My art ties together medium, photography, as well as an interrogation within history (or art history). I focus on memory, time, the past, fact and fiction, as well as revisiting history with a focus on gender studies. Much of my work has focused on location and subject matter – and the history to which it plays. My most recent project explored gender within Buffalo, New York in the 20s and 30s and how fact and fiction could reflect our cultural shifts of today. I play with fiction as a way to critique both the past as well as the strides we still have to go to ensure a more inclusive future. I have worked with a lot of different people – to which I cherish each experience as I learn so much about each individual along the way. Their dreams, ambitions, creative minds, and their artistic intentions. Professionally, it has not always been easy, New York city is one of the most competitive art scenes in the world. I think being present, genuine, and having an intention– keeps you distinguished among others. I always think what can my art bring forth, how can it create change, and what service does it provide?

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There are so many places in New York! I love walking around Lower East Side and jumping in and out of the boutique stores, cafes, and restaurants. There are so many emerging and established gallerists as well in this area. So I would really recommend gallery hopping and taking in all the amazing galleries New York has to offer. Even at night so many bars, lounges, and spots to meet people and enjoy a drink!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank my friends, family, mentors, and boss for encouraging me, pushing me, and recognizing my abilities. My success would not be possible without their belief in me.

Website: www.noaeden.com

Instagram: noaedenphoto

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