American artist Meg Griffiths was born in Indiana and raised in Texas, where she received two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas, one in Cultural Anthropology and one in English Literature. After, she acquired her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Meg is currently based in Lexington, Virginia, where she works as an Assistant Professor of Photography at Washington and Lee University. Although, she had a chance to live in various places, presented project is connected with a completely different location, Cuba. The photo series, titled Casa de fruta y pan, is an explorative journey capturing family homes at the edge of capitalism.
After the collapse of the communist bloc in 1989, various families all over the country allowed foreigners into their private house, in other name, Casa Particular. These households open up their personal space, making it public, creating a plus income to support their families."They attend to a way of life where the previously private home becomes a business, and moreover, mark a transition from a purely communist country to a hybrid one at a key point in Cuban history—the waning of an outdated political and economic model as well as Castro’s rule over Cuba,” explained the artist.
Meg went back and forth to Cuba several times, in order to gain knowledge of the domestic culture. The final body of work contains a careful selection of photographs, presenting welcoming, homely and colorful “casas particulares”, as well as personal manifestation of the artist’s emotions. The series is closed in a fine book, published by Aint-Bad Editions.