Brooks Fletcher is a photographer and visual artist based in Oakland, California. After receiving a BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento, he served 11 years on active duty in the US Army as a photojournalist, specialized in public affairs and strategic and mass communication. Following his military service, the Oakland-native earned an MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Brooks uses color reversal film and backlit frames to examine the nature of photographs, the lived-experience, and the medium’s capacity to challenge attitude and perception. The result is a philosophically-charged body of work that not only extends an alternate approach toward photography in an age of digital reproduction but showcases the importance and relevance of photographic education in modern society.