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Grace Coudal Releases Intimately South Intimately West


Stamps under­grad­u­ate stu­dent Grace Coudal (BFA 21) has released her debut pho­tog­ra­phy book, Inti­mately South Inti­mately West.

Coudal’s lim­ited edi­tion debut pho­tog­ra­phy book, Inti­mately South Inti­mately West is a story about a deep curios­ity for the unknown and an innate desire to live freely on the road. The book show­cases 35mm pho­tographs she cre­ated and excerpts from the jour­nal entries she wrote while explor­ing the vast land­scapes of the Amer­i­can South­west on a month-long, 8,000-mile jour­ney in a small con­verted Tran­sit van with her close friend Dante Tsuzuki (BFA 20’). This trip was made pos­si­ble by the Kelly McK­in­nell Memo­r­ial Schol­ar­ship Coudal received through the Uni­ver­sity of Michigan’s Penny Stamps School for Art & Design.

Grace Coudal seeks to tell hon­est sto­ries through pho­tog­ra­phy, mixed media, and cre­ative direc­tion, and often her work explores the top­ics of inti­macy and iden­tity. She is a Chicago artist cur­rently in her last year at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan pur­su­ing a BFA in Art and Design and a minor in Sex­u­al­ity & LGBTQ+ Studies.

Pur­chase her book and find more of her work via her web­site grace​coudal​.com.