Widline Cadet

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. 

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Chelsea Darter

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 LeakedAint-Bad, and Fraction Magazine. Her personal work explores themes of place attachment and identity, particularly the mythology and nostalgia that permeate place. 


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Ashley Kauschinger - Curator Interview

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.

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Naomi Shersty

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.

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