Jacob Mandel’s work is influenced by a passion for the history of photography, and a constant engagement with attempting to define his perception of the world around him. Jacob believes photographic processes can be used to subvert ones expectations of what a photograph can and must do. Through that contradiction of purpose he believes his artwork mirrors our own understanding, and misunderstanding, of the world around us. This idea transcends philosophical discourse and becomes the basis for his personal and political ideals.
Mandel graduated from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts with honors. He focused in Photography and got a minor degree in Art History.
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