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
Minjin Kang is a contemporary photographic artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She moved to the United States in 2008 where she received her BFA at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011). In 2014, she acquired her MFA at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S nationally and internationally such as Asia contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong, Arpny and bcs gallery in NYC, and Aqua Art Miami in FL.Read More
Anna Brody is a photographer and empath currently studying at the Savannah
College of Art and Design in Georgia. She began making images through film and darkroom process in 2005 and now brings her compassionate perspective and seemingly bottomless reservoir of chameleonic emotions to her work in medium and large format color film. Anna is also an editorial assistant at Aint-Bad, an independent publisher of new photographic art. Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout the U.S., and most recently as part of a digital display at the Louvre in Paris. She instagrams a lot, feels feelings a lot, and goes jogging approximately once a month. Please feel extremely free to contact Anna at any time to purchase prints or ask questions, as she will most likely not be out exercising.Read More
Shortwave radio and Space Race technology cultivate both individual and larger collective experiences that connect us through distance and encourage us to explore the unknown. Distant Transmissions dissects shortwave radio and space travel as landmarks of exploration and includes photographs, shortwave spy codes, and a handmade spacesuit.
Photographs are portals to our subjective and objective memories, histories that are both true and fabricated. Distant Transmissions is presented under the guise of the “American Interterrestrial Society", a fictitious organization that comments on our role in history and how our history is informed and changed by technology. AIS believes that technology has greatly influenced our role as archetypal explorers in history and investigates what role technology plays in contemporary life. As our political and social environments become more complex, the American Interterrestrial Society is part of a planet-wide ecosystem of creative engagement that challenges the current trend in alternative history and alternative facts.
Christine Zuercher is a photographer born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She received a BFA from the University of Dayton in 2011 and an MFA from East Carolina University in 2016. Her research is on shortwave radio, the Space Race, and transmission technologies with a focus in interdisciplinary and alternative photographic processes. She is a Dayton Art Institute Yeck Fellow and an Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award Recipient. She has a national exhibition record that includes the Texas Women's University, Greenhill Center for Art in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. Her work can be seen in publications such as The Hand Magazine, Ticka Arts, and Light Leaked. She enjoys photographing interplanetary adventures with collaborators and friends while in her spacesuit. You can see more of her work here.
Deanna Dikeman was born in Sioux City, Iowa, USA, in 1954. She has been an artist- photographer since 1985, when she left a corporate job to try a photography class. She has M.S. and B.S. degrees from Purdue University., http://deannadikeman.com/Read More
Between the years 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population of Tennessee increased by 134%, making it the third highest growth rate of this cultural group in the country. In 2011, while studying both Spanish and Photography, I began photographing Hispanic individuals who migrated to the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee.
This representation of a growing Latino culture in the hills of East Tennessee hints at the changing social landscape of the area, the symbiotic relationship of the Latino and Appalachian cultures, but also, how both cultures have acclimated. In a visual juxtaposition to Appalachian heritage, Hispanic culture is represented by vibrant colors, a variety of foods, and often traditional decorations. These aspects are seen in photographs of colorful businesses, churches with bilingual signs, artwork in homes, and other aspects of the community as individuals claim and negotiate their sense of place. Through the images, viewers are introduced to the importance of emerging diversity in this historically conservative region of the United States; however, because of the forced fusion of these two cultures, we see similarities between the cultures that allow them to blend indiscernibly at times, creating an illusion of acceptance. Photographing police officers, business owners, my neighbors, and friends challenges the stereotypes fueled by discriminatory political rhetoric that many Appalachians maintain.
Megan G. King is a photographer from Bristol, Tennessee currently based in Syracuse, New York where she is pursuing an MFA in Art Photography at Syracuse University. Much of her work is rooted in exploring social landscapes, subcultures, and relationships with a focus on representing marginalized groups. King received a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and a BFA in Studio Art from East Tennessee State University in 2013. She is a photo editor for Looking At Appalachia, her work has been exhibited all throughout the Eastern United States, and work from her series Hispanic Appalachia, which focuses on the emerging Latino community of East Tennessee, has been featured in several publications including Oxford American's EYES ON THE SOUTH, NPR's CodeSwitch, and Politico Magazine. You can see more of her work here.
Rebecca Sittler is a photographer, writer and Professor of Art at CSU Long Beach. She has exhibited her work in over 75 exhibitions in the last 10 years at venues such as: Sam Lee Gallery, PCNW, Torrance Museum of Art, the Griffin Museum, Atlantic Center for the Arts, RayKo Gallery, and the PRC, Boston. She received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2003. Her recent series, All the Presidents’ Men received a 2015 Collection Award for Innovation in the Documentary Arts from the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.
Rebecca Sittler is also a co-founder of the institute for Inverted histories (iIh), established to bring lesser known, mysterious, and sometimes contradictory historical narratives surrounding gender, political and cultural identities to a larger public via publications, public discussions, and museum displays. www.rebeccasittler.comRead More