Los Angeles, CA
Campaigns - Jordan Pay
Q: What song do you play on repeat?
A: "Into The Wild" by LP.
Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?
A: I am launching a rebrand of my agency retitled BEAM - Brooke Embry Artist Management. The wrap-around of the new site and highlights shows so much more of my artists, and for me what being an agent is and looks like. I am OBSESSED with my artists and can't wait to show you more of who they are!
Q: Which art/photo exhibit that you've seen has impacted you the most?
A: When I was 5 years old my mom took me to see The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago. I had no idea what I was looking at then, but the impact of the massive room and knowing it honored 1,038 women was not lost on me. As I grew older I began to understand how massively monumental this body of work is - for feminism, for sexuality that is self-owned, for honoring the intrinsic power women have wielded throughout history. And of course, how deeply terrifying the levels of indignity women have suffered throughout human existence. My 21-year-old daughter lives in New York and texted me from the Brooklyn Museum last year saying she was at an exhibit she thought I would like, which was of course The Dinner Party. It made me so EXCITED and proud that she had found her way to it without me ever even speaking of it. It felt full circle and the impact came back all over again.
Q: What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?
A: How the beautiful brain of my son who has Down syndrome clicks and ticks and processes emotion and thought. He is one of the most fascinating and mysterious humans I have ever met.
Q: What are some things you had to unlearn?
A: That working long hours means you are working harder.
Q: What book impacted you the most?
A: In my career, Sally Mann, Immediate Family. I wanted to be able to take photographs like her so badly it hurt! She captured everything I wanted to express as an artist. It turned out I was a terrible photographer so thank goodness I found the business side, exactly where I was meant to be.