Zoe Strauss is committed to promoting art accessible to her community and facilitating social interactions through her photographs and installations. She concentrates on the overlooked America, aiming her lens at those things we cannot or choose not to see. Strauss describes her work as an epic narrative, juxtaposing the beauty and struggle that coincide in everyday life. In 2012 she completed her project “Under I-95,” a ten year long endeavor for which Strauss displayed photographs featuring downtrodden city dwellers, abandoned structures and bemusing signage, etc. by affixing them to the pilasters supporting the overpass of Interstate-95 in South Philadelphia. Her chosen subjects and scenes reflect the artist’s interest in confronting and depicting life in America as a visual abstraction as well as employing the camera as a self-reflexive tool.