Fascinated with the relations between people, their living spaces, and their possessions, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Yarnelle Edwards collaborates with her subjects to re-create scenes from their daily lives. She has photographed extensively in Silicon Valley and has also worked by invitation in France, Spain, Holland, Germany, and Iceland.
Edwards' photographs have been exhibited and published frequently in the US and Europe. Solo museum exhibitions include The Oakland Museum of California, Chateau d’Eau in Toulouse, France and the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, Belgium. In November/December 2014, Edwards' Iceland Series will be shown at the Museum of Photography in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Edwards' monograph Suburban Dreams was published by Kehrer Verlag in Germany in 2011. Her work is featured in many books and magazines, including Noorderlicht's Thought Provoking, Sense Provoking: Wall House II, the French book, Est-ce Ainsi Que Les Hommes Vivent, and Masquerade: Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography (UK), the New Yorker, Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde (FR), and The Sunday Times Magazine (UK).
Edwards is the winner of the 1999 CENTER Project Competition and the Ruttenberg and Gerbode Foundation Awards. Her work resides in numerous domestic and international collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Oakland Museum of California, and the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi.