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
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sepiaEYE Gallery 547 West 27th Street, #608, New York, NY 10001
Self Portrait, 2012. © Qiana Mestrich
Please join me on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 7-9pm at the ICP School for the Women in Photography & Filmmaking panel featuring myself and other ICP alumni. This panel is part of the spring 2016 lineup of ICP's public programs.
Renowned photographer Maggie Steber will moderate a panel discussion with four women photographers and filmmakers, exploring the realities, issues, challenges, and advantages specific to their gender in a predominately male-dominated field.
- Laura Grace McClintock, Photographer, Editor
- Giulia Bianchi, Photographer
- Lyric Cabral, Filmmaker, Photojournalist
- Qiana Mestrich, Photographer, Writer
Cover of Hard To Place photobook, Copyright Qiana Mestrich
ON VIEW: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016 - TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 7-10 PMBooklyn Art Space
37 Greenpoint Avenue
4th Floor, Suite E4G
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Curated by Janna Dyk with an introductory essay by Paula Kupfer.
A selection of my top 5 photo-related things, published December 15, 2015 on the Newspace Center for Photography blog.
Published earlier this year, the 2nd edition ofHow We Do Both: Art and Motherhood is now available on Amazon for $24.99. Look out for an e-book version coming soon.
Contributing Artists: Marina Berio, Susan Bright, Katharina Bosse, Zoe Buckman, Elinor Carucci, DawN Crandell, Renee Cox, Moyra Davey, Lucy Gans, Joelle Jensen, Justine Kurland, Katerina Lanfranco, Joanne Leonard, Marcia Michael, Wangechi Mutu, Rachelle Mozman, Janaina Tschape, Penelope Umbrico, Eti Wade, Deborah Willis
Calling All #ArtistMoms, submit your stories on how you balance artmaking and motherhood via the #HWDB tumblr.
Two-Day Symposium at Tate Modern
November 6 - 7, 2015
This two-day conference explores the complex and dynamic evolution of the history of women in photography, from early commercial practices, to the impact of World War II on women and their work, to reframing the role of the archive.
On day two of the conference (November 7th), I presented the work of eight women photographers: Nona Faustine, Nakeya Brown, Janna Ireland, Hernease Davis, Delphine Fawundu, Namsa Leuba, Orianne Lopes and Liliana Angulo Cortes.
You can now watch the video of my presentation on the Tate Modern website. All conference presentations will also be published as papers in two special editions of the Journal of Photography and Culture (Taylor & Francis) in 2017 and 2018. Check the Fast Forward: Women In Photography website and follow @womeninphoto on Twitter for more info.
After almost eight years of writing the Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History blog, I'm proud to announce that the next iteration of this endeavor to document a more inclusive history of photography will soon become a book.
As of May 2015, I'm in contract with Focal Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis) and the book, tentatively titled Diversity in Contemporary Photography, is scheduled for release in 2017. The book, like the blog, will largely consist of photographer interviews, but will also include other chapters on photography collectives, new media works and more.
Although on a limited publishing schedule, as I write the book the Dodge & Burn blog will continue to be a resource for photographers and photo educators with new interviews and other critical writing. I am currently in the process of updating the blog design and branding.
In the most recent issue of the Nueva Luz photography journal, I wrote a commentary titled Using a Historical Emotion to Picture Our Present on the work of 4 contemporary, women photographers who all reference the past in their work: Alejandra Laviada (cover image), Nakeya Brown, Sonya Lawyer and Yodith Dammlash.