Ashley Kauschinger’s discussion with Priya Kambli about her work included in Bridging Division: Empathy and Humanity at The Light Factory, June 7-August 3, 2018. Opening Reception: June 7, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm.Read More
Alicia Tsuchiya was born and raised in Ensenada, Mexico, surrounded by sea and mist. Affected by an ear affection, she lost her hearing in her early childhood, and though she recovered it after surgery at age 6, her primary relation to the world was initially visual. Her interest in photography was cultivated in the cultural courses of the State University of Baja California. She extended her photographic knowledge and practice when being accepted to the Photography and Image in Movement Seminar at Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City; and immersed into the photographic arts joining as assistant director of a fine art photography gallery in Mexico City as well.Read More
Zihui Song (b. 1990, Xi'an, China) is an artist works in China and the United States. Song received her BFA from Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts in 2013 and she holds an MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art. With the use of photography, video and art installation, her work explores internalized misogyny and the complexities of women's bewilderments and identities in the context of Chinese patriarchal society. Song’s work has been exhibited internationally in a variety of venues, her latest shows including Song Zihui: Women’s Power | The Ruin of Representation, China; VAFA 2016 Film Festival, Macau; Project 1612 Film Festival, USA; Qifang Cinephile Collective 2016 Overseas Chinese Screenings, Traveling Screenings in China.Read More
Joanna Kulesza was born in Queens and grew up on Long Island. She is a photographer and editor based out of Austin, accepting assignments in Texas and beyond. Her past projects include acting as a production assistant for the 2016 award-winning documentary film, Jackson, and interning under Lauren Greenfield during the production of her documentary, Generation Wealth.
Currently, she can be found roaming around Texas, or otherwise under the dark cloth of her large-format camera.Read More
Vera Saltzman is a Canadian photographer who primarily explores themes of identity, place and memory. Growing up on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, where relocation is a given, she moved many times. Each move was challenging, and often left her feeling uprooted. She turned to photography to forge new connections and develop a sense of belonging.Read More
Allison Beondé is a visual artist living in New Orleans, LA. She holds her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in partnership with Tufts University. She has received a Traveling Fellowship through the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a Light Work Grant, an Artist Grant through The Canary Lab at Syracuse University, and was a recent fellow at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. She is currently an MFA candidate at Tulane University.Read More
Lindley Warren is a photographer currently residing in Iowa City, IA where she is pursuing her BFA in Photography at the University of Iowa. She is the founder and editor of various publications including The Ones We Love and The Photographic Dictionary. Warren has curated international exhibitions and self-published books and magazines. She is a contributing editor of Rubber Factory Posters and most recently released The Reservoir, a collective editorial project with Romke Hoogwaerts (Mossless) and Jack Harries (The Heavy Collective).Read More
Meghan Kirkwood is an Assistant Professor of Art at North Dakota State University where she teaches Photography and Foundations Design courses. She earned a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design in Photography before completing her M.F.A. in Studio Art at Tulane University and PhD at the University of Florida. Kirkwood’s photography has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and South Africa. Kirkwood is a native and spirited New Englander, but currently lives in Moorhead, MN.Read More
Naomi Shersty has been storytelling through words and pictures for as long as she can remember. Her projects take the form of photographs, drawings, zines, videos, installations and at times, a community feminist radio show (¡Broadcast! on Riverwest Radio, LP-FM).
Shersty's multimedia artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues such as the New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe, NM), Newspace Center for Photography (Portland, OR) and Move Gallery (Tokyo, Japan). Her photographs have been included in numerous features and publications including Frontiers: Journal of Women Studies (University of Nebraska Press), Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice (Routledge), and Pelican Bomb: The Art of Contemporary New Orleans, (pelicanbomb.com).
Shersty received her BFA from The University of Florida, and her MFA from The University of New Mexico. Currently, she lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Read More
Ludovica Anzaldi is an Italian photographer currently based in Paris, France. She grows up in Italy, between Rome and Sicily where she comes from. After attending an artistic high school in Rome, she moves to Paris. In 2012 she attends the Parisian School of Photography Speos, and after she takes an internship as archivist at the Magnum Photos Paris. In 2014, she starts attending the ESAG Penninghen, the School of Artistic Direction.. In her images, Ludovica Anzaldi, tries to represent the human being in all his complexity, his darkness, his poetry, his sensuality. She choses to shot women bodies to illustrate her purpose because it’s through their curves that Life happens. On each image, her models share a piece of their existence, in which the viewer can easily find himself. Is travelling inside one’s intimacy, getting at the source of our own genesis. Through this questioning she proposes many different ways of life.Read More
Tara Wray is a photographer based in rural Vermont. She is the author of Come Again When You Can't Stay So Long, a photobook follow up to her 2006 documentary film Manhattan, Kansas (SXSW 2006). Born and raised in Kansas, Wray studied documentary filmmaking at NYU. She curates interviews with photographers at Vice, Huffington Post, and BUST Magazine, and is photo editor at the literary journal Hobart. A new book of photos titled Too Tired for Sunshine will be released by Yoffy Press in 2018.Read More
Clarissa Bonet is a Chicago based artist. Her work explores aspects of the urban space in both a physical and psychological context. She received her M.F.A. in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2012, and her B.S. in Photography from the University of Central Florida.Read More
Megan Lynch is an artist in working in the Eastern Tri-‐State area. Megan holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts where she had a duel emphasis in Photography and Painting. Megan works in a variety of media to explore the human condition, perceptions of reality, and the internal self in contrast to the external self.Read More
Amanda Dahlgren is a San Diego-based photographic artist whose work opens dialogues about the way we live as a society and what we choose to value. Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the US and in print and online publications. Amanda is also an educator and mentor whose mission is to challenge and inspire everyone in her care to find powerful and authentic ways to express themselves through the photographic arts.Read More
Lissa Rivera is a photographer and curator based in Brooklyn, NY whose work has received multiple grants and honors and been exhibited internationally. Rivera received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, where she became fascinated with the social history of photography and the evolution of identity, sexuality and gender in relationship to material culture. ‘Beautiful Boy,’ Rivera’s latest project, takes her interest in photography’s connection with identity to a personal level, focusing on her domestic partner as muse.Read More
Benedetta Ristori is a freelance photographer currently based in Rome,Italy. Her work is focus on the tension that exists between a form – such as a human head or a square – and the space which it both occupies and is contained by. Crucial concepts of her stylistic research: decadence, abandonment, emptiness and new approach to classic beauty. In 2014 is interviewed by the magazine Vanity Fair – Style.it in the Emerging Photographers section.Read More
Rana Young is an artist, educator, and currently serves and an Installation Photographer for the Sheldon Museum of Art. Rana holds an MFA in Studio Art from University of Nebraska–Lincoln where she was an Othmer Fellow and received her BFA in Studio Art from Portland State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as published online by British Journal of Photography, Strange Fire Collective, C41 Magazine, Lenscratch, and Aint-Bad Magazine, among others. Through her photographs, Rana investigates concepts such as loss, intimacy, identity, and voyeurism. (www.ranayoung.com)
Rana co-founded PHOTO–EMPHASIS, an online platform highlighting work made by photography educators and students, with fellow artist Alec Kaus. (www.photo-emphasis.com) PHOTO–EMPHASIS launches on August 1, 2017.Read More
M. Katie White is a photographer and mixed-media artist currently based in Iowa City. She recently received her MFA from The University of Iowa and has a BFA from The University of Akron in Ohio. Her work focuses on the intersection of environmental activism and personal issues, pulling inspiration from locations with a connection to her life. This work is grounded in scientific research, pulled from sources like Environmental Protection Agency and assorted conservation organizations. In addition to making these issues more accessible, her work communicates an important message: We must all work together to ensure a more sustainable future for all of us.Read More
We Are Ugly but We Have the Music
I had an idyllic upbringing, I grew up in a commune of sorts, with three moms and three dads, and seven brothers and sisters. Our story is serendipitous, unlikely, and beautiful. I relive my memories like reading a novel, as if our past might still be taking place in the present in some alternate universe. In recent years, our family has fallen apart in monumental ways. We mourned losses one after another, as if the tragic momentum was unstoppable. I grew up knowing that falling backwards would mean two dozen hands, outstretched to catch me, and suddenly falling means descending into cold, empty air.
This series, titled ‘We are Ugly but We Have the Music’, is my attempt to understand what is left. My childhood meant knowing, it meant being sure. Now, right in the thick of it, I'm still staring out at what feels like a sea of uncertainty and change. If my childhood was easy to know, a series of stories so magnificent, they sound like fiction- how can I understand my family's present: often full of heartache, loneliness, and banality? What is the reality of what we are now, after our fall from grace? With this series, I explore this reality by delving into my memories, while concurrently attempting to make peace with present.
Marisa Chafetz is a New York based artist who works primarily in photography. She received her BFA in photography from Tulane University in 2017. Her work explores the blurred lines between fictional tableaus and traditional documentary photography. She often deals with topics such as family life, American suburbia, and coming of age. In 2017 she received a George Lurcy Grant as well as a grant from the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. Additionally, a photo she made for New York Magazine's 'Sex on Campus' cover story won an American Photography Award and was published in American Photography 32. Her work has been exhibited in New Orleans, London and New York. You can see more of her work here.
Rachael's work focuses primarily on family dynamics, relationships, and nostalgia. She is especially interested in social subcultures and identity informed by place. Her ongoing project, Between Home and Here, is a narrative series about guilt, assumed family, and life in a landlocked state. Rachael is an avid supporter of self-publishing, accessible art, zines, and collecting. She is inspired by artists who work in collaboration with each other and their community.Read More