You are an anthropologist studying your own tribe without benefit of camera. What to do? Try etching. In her first New York exhibition since her 1998 debut, the neo-Conceptualist Jennifer Bornstein does exactly this, very exactly.
Known for straightforward photographs and films of awkward teenagers, Jennifer Bornstein now excels at small, meticulous, slightly naïve etched portraits of her subjects, starting with her teenage roommate, who is observed foraging in the refrigerator, practicing kung fu, reading National Geographic (!) and doing his laundry.
source: NYTimes - Roberta Smith