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.
On Being Black features work by 23 nationally renowned, mid-career and emerging fine art photographers. The show explores issues of race, colorism and racial identity.
The exhibition and the accomplished artists who are in participation endeavor to continue the conversation about race as well as attempt to make sense of the daily news; exploring the questions of how does one identify them self, who defines race and what does it mean to be black in the new millennium.
This image (shown above) from my series, The Mist in Mystic, will be on view.
Women As Witness is a group exhibition co-curated by Qiana Mestrich and Zoraida Lopez, which unveils how women document resilience, resistance, and survival through photography. The guiding premise of Women as Witness is that female photographers have the power to insert memories that are all too often overlooked. Through using this power, the female photographer both questions dominant culture and asserts her place in it.
The exhibition was on view from Saturday, September 12, 2015 to Saturday, October 10, 2015 at TI Art Studios in Brooklyn. There was an opening reception and panel discussion moderated by Brooklyn Rail writer Jessica Holmes.
Featured Artists: Abbey Hepner, Cristina Santana, Doris Neidl, Fabiola Jean-Louis, Farzana Hossen, Heba Khalifa, Kathryn Shinko, Lola Flash, Maya Mackrandilal, Muriel Hasbun, Neo Ntsoma, Nona Faustine, Shervone Neckles, Sophia Dawson, Susanne Slavick, and Tallulah Schwartz.
The curators intended to make this exhibition travel to national and international venues, stay tuned for more info.
An interview with Qiana Mestrich on Mater Mea, a website that tells the stories of women at the intersection of motherhood and career.
Please join me this Friday, 11/21 from 6-9pm ET at Rhombus Space for the opening of Post Partum Party, an exhibition featuring artwork by Monica Carrier, Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Marni Kotak, David Lukowsk, Hugh Walton and myself. The image below features work from each artist.Curated by Katerina Lanfranco, PPP is an exhibition of works by artists whose additional role as parents becomes a creative fulcrum that informs their work at times consciously and intentionally, and at other times sub-consciously and intuitively.
Exhibition Dates: November 21 – December 14, 2014
183 Lorraine St, 3FL #33
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Subway: F or G to Smith/9th Street.