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
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
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
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.
Laura Wiseman (b. 1993) is a senior at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Laura was born in London, England and lived in both England and Ireland before moving to the United States in 2007. Her work explores the complications of womanhood while combining old and new practices to stretch the medium’s expectations. Laura is inspired by herexperiences as a multi-cultural woman who has travelled for much of her life and integrates these experiences into her work. After graduating from Washington and Lee University in May 2016 Laura will return home before starting an internship with Sally Mann.Read More
Mijoo Kim was born 1983 in Seoul, South Korea. She is a Korean visual artist who is currently based in New York. She is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. She creates documentary and conceptual bodies of artwork. She received her Master of Fine Art emphasis in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her Bachelor of Fine art with an emphasis in photography from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, IL in 2010.Read More
Jeannette Rodríguez-Píneda resides in NY State.
Currently an Arts Educator, leading programs with school partnerships at the Queens Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Sugarhill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock.Read More
Emily Wiethorn (b.1991) is an MFA candidate in Studio Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and received a BFA in Applied Photography from Northern Kentucky University. Her work has been exhibited regionally across the east and mid-western parts of the United States. Her work explores notions of feminine identity, gender, and self-discovery.Read More
Lisa McCarty is a photographer, filmmaker, and curator based in Durham North Carolina.
Lisa has participated in over 50 exhibitions at venues such as The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Chicago Photography Center, Houston Center for Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, Asheville Art Museum, and the American University Museum. Lisa’s photographs have also been shown internationally in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Argentina. Additionally her moving images have been screened at the New York Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Cairo Video Festival in Egypt, and Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in Scotland.
Lisa holds an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University and is currently Curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library as well as an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies.Read More
Lily Mayfield is a teaching artist living in Broadview, IL a near-west suburb of Chicago. Mayfield was born in Florida and received her BFA degree in photography with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. She completed an MFA degree in photography from Columbia College Chicago. Mayfield is an adjunct professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago, College of Dupage, and Dominican University. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions both locally and nationally. She has curated and juried exhibitions for Northern Trust Bank and Woman Made Gallery. Mayfield has received numerous awards and grants including the Columbia College Chicago Part Time Faculty Development Grant and the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Adjunct Faculty Award.Read More
Maureen Drennan is a photographer born and based in New York City. She received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2009 and her work has been included in exhibitions in North America and Australia including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Chelsea Art Museum, Silvereye Center for Photography, Newspace Center for Photography, and The Wild Project. Her images have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, California Sunday Magazine, Photograph Magazine, and the UK Telegraph. She has received honors from Aperture, The Photo Review, PDN, The Photographic Resource Center of Boston, Humble Arts, Artist as Citizen, and the Camera Club of New York. Maureen currently teaches photography at the International Center for Photography and LaGuardia Community College in New York City.Read More
From her home base in Eugene, Oregon, artist/photographer Terri Warpinski travels the world in her creative practice focusing on the relationship between personal, cultural, and natural histories as revealed through the landscape. A Professor of Art at the University of Oregon since 1984, Terri was distinguished as a Fulbright Scholar in Israel in 2000– 2001, and was a visiting professor at New Mexico State University in 2009. In 2014 she was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Art Commission, and in 2013 and 2016 Career Opportunity Grants through the Ford Family Foundation and Oregon Arts Commission.Read More
Clare Carter was born in London, UK in 1985 and currently resides in New York City. She earned a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design in 2009. Carter's work mainly investigates human rights and social issues around the world. Her projects have been exhibited internationally and featured in The New York Times, The Independent Magazine, Vanity Fair and Slate among others. She has won numerous awards including, CENTER Project Launch, Peter Urban Legacy Award, Pride Photo Award and was the runner-up for 2013 Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize.Read More
Paige Rowlett is a photographer from Savannah, Georgia. She received her BFA in Photography from The University of Georgia in 2015; In 2014, she was awarded the Vince Dooley Scholarship for the Arts. Her work has been in several group exhibitions and was recently featured on the cover of the University of Georgia’s pre-med magazine. She works primarily with a large format field camera and enjoys photographing the body in unconventional ways. Rowlett currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina where she works as a fine art and commercial photographer. You can see more of her work on her website. (www.paigerowlett.com)Read More
Katrina d’Autremont is a fine art and editorial photographer based out of Philadelphia, PA.
She was born to an Argentine mother and American father, and spent the first years of her life living outside a small town in Montana.
After completing her B.F.A in Literature, she spent several years traveling around South America before returning to the United States in 2005 to receive her M.F.A. at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Her work has received various awards, including the PDN 30, the Silver Eye Fellowship for Photography, and Photolucida's Critical Mass. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.Read More
KangHee Kim was born in 1991 Seoul, Korea. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She has earned her B.F.A from Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Canada, United Kingdom, and Poland.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More