Dylan Hausthor

What The Rain Brought

June 24 - September 2, 2021


[… ] I’m interested in photography and bookmaking as mediums of hybridity—weavings of myth filled with tangents and nuances, treading the lines between investigative journalism, performance,
acts of obsession, and self-conscious manipulation. I’m interested in pushing past questions of validity that form the base tradition of colonialism in storytelling and folklore and into a much more human sense of reality: faulted, broken, and real. [ …]”


- Dylan Hausthor


LAUNCH F18 is delighted to present a new online viewing room by, Dylan Hausthor.  What the Rain Brought opens on Thursday, June 24, 2021 and remains on view through September 2, 2021. 


What the Rain Brought features a selection of fifteen recent photographs from Hausthor, presenting a beautiful and haunting display of black and white photography.  Gliding between what seems like captured moments, and staged compositions, these works create a story of intimate human connection.


Consistent throughout Hausthor’s work is the suggestion of storytelling, always sensing a presence of narrative, but never fully knowing if these images are simply the everyday, the mysterious or the composed.  Frequently shooting in rural areas, Hausthor focuses on the impact of the questions within these works, presenting a brilliant pairing of artistic wonders and vignettes.  Like watching fireflies, one can’t help but follow each little moment within Hausthor’s work, following from one encounter to the next in a series of remarkable events.


Dylan Hausthor is an artist based in New England.  Hausthor received their BFA from Maine College of Art and their MFA at Yale University. Their work has been showcased nationally and internationally by the Aperture Foundation, British Journal of Photography, Photo District News, PHMuseum, Vice, Gomma, World Press Photo, LensCulture, Vogue, and the permanent collection at MoMA’s library. They are a 2019 recipient of a Nancy Graves fellowship for visual artists, runner-up for the Aperture Portfolio Prize, nominated for Prix Pictet 2021, a recipient of the Ellis-Beauregard grant and residency, and the winner of Burn Magazine’s Emerging Photographer’s Fund. They founded the art publication imprint Wilt Press in the spring of 2015, released their first trade edition monograph with Void Photo in 2019 with their collaborator Paul Guilmoth and currently works as a farmer.


For more information and a preview of this viewing room please email us at: info@launchf18.com