/ Scott Alario / Photo story

What We Conjure

The selected images come from a recent and ongoing body of work called What We Conjure. It’s an autobiographical story, a contemporary folk tale, one that I’m creating along with my partner, our four-year old and our dog.

There was a point when I found myself wandering, looking for a photograph, with fingers crossed. When I became a parent I felt an urge to tell stories and so set out to make a fable for my daughter. Along the way, reality has leaked into our myth. We are on a search for the spiritually significant, the magic in every day. What will we find that’s worth passing on? What will we conjure?

Scott Alario (1983) received an MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2006. He was named a 2011 emerging photographer by Art New England, and received a 2012 Fellowship Merit Award from the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts. Alario lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.