Susan Morelock is an artist whose practice is compelled at once by beauty and theory. Morelock was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. Since then, she has traveled a circuitous path around the country with pit stops in upstate New York, Chicago, 3 of the 5 boroughs in New York City, and a small city in southern Indiana. Along the way, she earneda BFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MA in visual and critical studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Columbia University.Read More
Katharine Norton is an artist living and working in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is an undergraduate student pursuing her BFA in photography at the University of Tulsa, and is expected to graduate in the Spring of 2019. Her work primarily centers around identity and the ways in which it is expressed with an interest in exploring ideas of family history, community, and connection.Read More
Originally from Middletown, New York, Sarah Phyllis Smith currently lives in Chicago where she teaches photography at Chicago State University. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Where the Great Lakes Leap to the Sea at The Shed Space in Brooklyn, NY and Fish Hotel at Vanderbilt University’s Space 204. Her work has also recently shown at Whitespace Gallery, Roman Susan Gallery, Wedge Projects, and The Midwest Center for Photography. Her work has been featured by several online publications including Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, Light Leaked, AINT-BAD Magazine, Vulgaris Magazine, and Photo-Emphasis and was featured on the cover of Iranian literary magazine, Dastan. Sarah currently serves as the Assistant Artistic Director of the New York State Summer School of the Arts: Media Arts program.Read More
Nat Raum is a recent graduate of the BFA Photography program at Maryland Institute College of Art, with a studio concentration in Book Arts. She is currently based in Baltimore, MD. Her artwork primarily explores her relationship with her body and the world around her after her past sexual trauma.Read More
Jennifer Georgescu's work describes instinctual aspects of humanity correlating to and differing from societal structuring. With a background in painting and photographic arts, she utilizes medium format film photography, installation, and digital technology. Her projects analyze dualisms in language, relationships, mythologies and control. "I often search for the balance that exists in between these dichotomies. This is how I view humanity; always teetering on the line between fiction and reality, domination and submissiveness, self and other."
Yorli Mendoza is a Venezuelan born, London based Photographer, Visual Artist and Sociologist. She is a recent photography graduate having completed an M.A in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from LCC in 2018. Her final project was awarded a prestigious Genesis Imaging award for best in show.
Her work focuses on social documentary and on people in the context of their own environment and seeks to find the most appropriate way of portraying the human condition and to explore the complex relationship between power structures and society. She likes to use photography to represent things that are latent but not manifested.Read More
Raven Moffett is a senior at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She is pursuing a degree in Art and Visual Culture with a (photography) studio emphasis and an Sociocultural Anthropology minor. Raven is interested in the politics of representation and museum/ exhibition ethics along with the influence that language and visual phenomenon have on cultural constructions of reality. Because of her aversion to photographing groups or experiences she is outside of, most of her work is personal in nature and many of her pieces are self-portraits.Read More
The temporary collective is an intimate conversation between three like minded photographers in transition, inhabiting the liminal space between post-graduation obscurity and emerging success. This collective consists of three female photographers living in the Bay Area: Madeline Dignadice, Maddie Shelton, and Mica England. The three attended Academy of Art University in San Francisco together, but it wasn't until Fall 2016's Fine Art Project course that they discovered their shared strengths, subject matter, and stories. Post-graduation, they continue to explore shared themes of nostalgia, dreams, and memory.Read More
Widline Cadet (pronounced wid-lean) is a Haitian-born image-maker. Her photographic practice is deeply rooted in her experience as an immigrant and explores the racial and cultural tensions as well as identity shifts that often occur due to displacement. Through portraits, landscapes and still life, she uses photography as a means of placing herself within the context of the in betweenness of her birthplace, Haiti and adopted home, the United States. She is a recipient of a 2013 Mortimer-Hays Brandeis Traveling Fellowship, and a 2018 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture resident. She currently lives and works in Syracuse, NY where she is pursuing her MFA degree at Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts.Read More
Ashley Kauschinger’s discussion with Lissa Rivera 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
Chelsea Darter received her MFA at Columbia College Chicago in 2018 and her BFA from The University of Iowa in 2013. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and featured online by Light Leaked, Aint-Bad, and Fraction Magazine. Her personal work explores themes of place attachment and identity, particularly the mythology and nostalgia that permeate place.
Bridging Division: Empathy and Humanity explores contemporary divisions through the personal interpretations of five photographers—Priya Kambli, Rania Matar, Zora J. Murff, Melissa Kreider, and Lissa Rivera—to create connection and understanding. In a world of fear tactics and sensationalized depictions, this exhibition seeks to look underneath to our shared humanity. As well as create a platform for diverse perspectives and experiences that are often feared, controlled, misrepresented, ignored, or criminalized.Read More
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