How are galleries, artists and spaces curating conversations on identity and migration? Photographer and curator, Sunil Shah, chairs a panel discussion considering the impact of photography in reflecting identity politics. The group will also explore how photography can represent the experience of migration – aesthetically and symbolically, as well as embodying aspects of memory, loss, displacement and exile. Panel members include Katy Barron, Senior Director, Michael Hoppen Gallery, Ms. Sofia Sokolov, art historian, curator and director of Galerie Voss; plus artists Larry Achiampong and Qiana Mestrich (part of Photo50 2018). Listen to talk here.
Today I'm proud to announce my representation with sepiaEYE gallery. I imagine it's hard for most photographers to find a gallery that not only supports your own work but truly reflects the type of work you love and most aspire to make. View my artist page on the sepiaEYE website.
From January through March 2017, I will be the guest blogger for Baxter St/CCNY. Read the second post, Photography and the Black Panther Party where I ponder the use of the medium in furthering the party's political platform.
From January through March 2017, I will be the guest blogger for Baxter St/CCNY. Read the first post featuring the work of Nona Faustine, Carrie Mae Weems, Renee Cox and Xaviera Simmons - all of whom create self portrait work set in landscape.
Now open, the shop at QianaMestrich.com! Right now you can buy one of the last remaining copies of Hard To Place (2016), my self-published photo book.
In the spirit of Martha Rosler's 2012 "Meta-Monumental Garage Sale" at MoMA, this weekend I will be hosting a garage/studio sale during Gowanus Open Studios. If you're in town, please stop by and have a drink with me, perhaps even buy some of my stuff (baby and women's clothes, photo equipment, photo books, prints, household items and more) this Saturday, October 15th and Sunday the 16th from 12 - 6pm @ TI Art Studios located at 183 Lorraine St., I'm in studio #93.
Here's a list of items that will be for sale:
- Baby and women's clothes sizes 10 - 16
- Random photo equipment, cameras
- Household items like the vase in the photo above
- Photo prints
- Industrial floor fan (with wheels)
- Kids and adult Halloween costumes
- Sleeping bags
- Photo books
- Bamboo stalks and more!
Hope to see you there :)
Images from my self-published book, Hard To Place, are featured on Lenscratch, the fine art photography daily - read the post here. This feature is part of a series of posts authored and organized by photographer Aaron Turner for his PhotogsOfColor project. For this post I wrote a first-person statement on the topic of being a photographer of color along with explaining the mission of my blog, Dodge & Burn.
Rhizome is an online cultural studies journal published by Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Issue 29's theme is Black Holes: Afro-Pessimism, blackness and the discourses of Modernity.
The Namesake Series (2013) was chosen to be featured among critical essays on blackness and modernity, edited by professor and photographer Dalton Anthony Jones.
Image: "Group 1" from the Namesake series, 2013.
Qiana Mestrich, Untitled #12 (Vanity Fair Qiana nylon jumpsuit), 2014
sepiaEYE gallery is pleased to announce Dress-Up, a group exhibition in which costume, performance, persona, and pose are explored through the lens of photographers Qiana Mestrich, Phyllis Galembo, and Charan Singh.
ON VIEW March 24 – April 30, 2016
RECEPTION with artists Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6–8pm
DRESS UP FRAGRANCE PARTY with Ulrich Lang New York: AIPAD, April 16, 5-7pm
PRESS CONTACT email@example.com sepiaeye.com
sepiaEYE Gallery 547 West 27th Street, #608, New York, NY 10001