Beth Yarnelle Edwards

Since 1997 San Francisco-based photographer Beth Yarnelle Edwards has been photographing people in their homes. Beginning in the Silicon Valley suburbs, she has also worked by invitation in five European countries. Her photographs have been exhibited and published extensively in the U.S. and Europe, and she has been the subject of solo museum exhibitions at Château d’Eau inToulouse, France; the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, Belgium; The Oakland Museum of California; and the Reykjavik Museum of Photography in Iceland. The winner of CENTER’s 1999 Photography Project Competition, her work can be found in the collections of SFMOMA, LACMA, the MFA Houston, and many other European and American institutions. Edwards’ monograph, Suburban Dreams, was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2011.
Edwards is currently rephotographing the people in Suburban Dreams. In some cases, more than twenty years have passed since the original photograph was made.
In #astoryyettobetold, her photographs take a different approach. These are outdoor shots of houses and apartments quickly made on Edwards’ daily walk. There are no people to be seen anywhere. Instead the viewer shares the artist’s delight in the surprise, beauty, originality, and sometimes shock or humor of what she finds.