Audra Osborne is a photographer and crafter living in Portland, Oregon. She makes contemplative work about her own struggles with anxiety, depression, and the human condition. Her photographs act as a visual diary and study of these illnesses, as well as a remedy. By creating images that force her to confront her own mental health she has creates a space for herself and others to discuss these stigmatized topics on an open platform. This process has allowed her to become more in control of her anxiety, beyond systems and treatments.
Audra graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011 with a BFA in photography and has been living in and loving Portland ever since. Her work has be published and exhibited nationally. She owns a small photobooth company called Party Cat! and is the Program Manager for the photography nonprofit, Photolucida.
Audra is a founding member of Small Talk Collective - a group of six female photographers collaborating in Portland, find us here : SMALL TALK COLLECTIVE
As a group, we are interested in exploring the nature of what it means to be a visual storyteller. In practical terms, we pool resources, provide support and exchange ideas - we engage in the best kind of small talk, that which binds us together, fostering stronger work and facilitating collaboration. Looking forward, we will explore showing and publishing our work together while individually continuing on our personal projects.