Elizabeth Felicella lives and works in New York City. Her commissioned work has appeared in numerous publications, including Architecure, Architectural Record, Abitare, Dwell, Frame, Grid, Interior Design, Metropolis and Vogue. Elizabeth has received support for her own projects from the New York State Council for the Arts, the Design Trust for Public Space, the Fulbright Commission, and the MacDowell Colony. She is presently completing work on a full-length book project entitled Idlewild: an Atlas of the Periphery of Kennedy International Airport.
My Design Trust fellowship allowed me to examine the specific issue of security and public design as well as larger questions about the relationship of photography and research. At the same time, my photography was allowed to stand as an open process without any obligation to illustrate a point or position. My project took me to every corner of the five boroughs and helped me cultivate methods of working that I still rely on today in my ongoing documentation of public space in New York City.