It is these very questions that Sicher explores in her first solo exhibition, Hysteria, which explores one muse in particular: her best friend, Samantha, as well as in her first photo book, Progreso 110, which chronicles the life of her four roommates during her time in Mexico City. While the exhibition was initially meant to supplement the book, Sicher soon realized that it was a beast all of its own, encapsulating the larger idea present within Progreso.
The two explore the dialogue between the photographer and their subject, taking that relationship one step further. The book itself offers a wealth of mediums, from letters and emails to texts and screenshots, all intimate fragments that harmonize into a physical manifestation of her friendship with each respective muse. As a female photographer, her unique and singularized insight into the complexities of capturing the female form create a space in which her muses are able transcend the realm of object—they are no longer merely a face, a body, a subject; but rather, a dignified woman as much part of the creative process as Sicher herself.
Read our interview with the photographer below, and don't forget to grab a copy of Progreso 110 when it hits the office Newsstand.