Amanda Breitbach

Amanda Breitbach is a photographer and multi-media artist whose research focuses on the complex relationships between people and land. She grew up on a family farm and ranch in eastern Montana and recently completed her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Miranda Maynard

Miranda Maynard has an MFA from the University of Georgia. Her multidisciplinary work has been shown in Miami, Chicago, New York, and throughout the southeast. In 2012 she was an artist-in-residence at Artist Collaborative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE). She is the co- founder of the Asheville Darkroom, a public not-for-profit darkroom and photographic education space in Asheville, NC. She recently served as a faculty member at The Black Mountain School. She lives in Los Angeles. 

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Tammy Mercure

Tammy Mercure (1976) was named one of the “100 under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art” by Oxford American magazine. She has been featured on CNN Photos, VICE, Daily Mail, NPR Big Picture Show, and more. She was published in the Guardian UK (Big Picture), Darwin magazine, and in the book “Place, Art, and Self” by Yi-Fu Tuan. She has a BA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from East Tennessee State University. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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Monique Atherton

Three years ago, shortly after moving to New Haven, I met C. at an estate sale she had advertised through craigslist. Within a few months of our meeting, she convinced me to move into the vacant house next to hers. The house, which was (is) in disrepair, is situated just off the freeway in West Haven and is across from a cemetery. It is in a not so great part of town but I love living here because it provides me with daily inspiration and photographic opportunities. Living here and getting to know the people in my neighborhood has really made me think a lot about the idea of home and community. "Not Nice Pictures" is a collection of photographs made over the last three years and explores my relationship to this place that I now call home. 

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