MFA Candidate Bradley Marshall's Thesis Exhibition at the Tipton Gallery

The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries present Hearing Through Walls exhibition by Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate Bradley Marshall from February 19th through March 2nd, 2018, at the Tipton Gallery.  The closing reception will be on Friday, March 2nd, from 6-9p.m. 
The exhibition will consist of large archival inkjet photographs and one video installation piece. The work presented by Marshall are the result of a three year study on domesticity, lost youth, and American masculinity. These themes are developed in a visual narrative that simultaneously explores photographic issues including notions of artifice and the cultural role photographs play in perpetuating, miming, and disrupting the facades that exist within everyday life. 
Tipton Gallery is located at 126 Spring St, Johnson City, TN. Gallery hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m., First Friday receptions and by appointment. For more information, contact Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota …

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Contemporary Photographer Series - Roger May

Roger May (b. 1975) is an Appalachian American photographer and writer based in Charleston, West Virginia. He was born in the Tug River Valley, located on the West Virginia and Kentucky state line, in the Hatfield and McCoy Country. His photographs, essays, and interviews have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Al Jezeera America, National Geographic, The Oxford American, Le Monde diplomatique, Photo District News, and others. In February 2014, he started the crowd-sourced Looking at Appalachia project. May speaks about his work, about the visual representation of Appalachia, and photographs on commission. He blogs at Walk your camera

Looking at Appalachia explores the diversity of Appalachia and establishes a visual counterpoint to stereotypical representations of the region, fifty years after the Declaration of War on Poverty. Drawing from a diverse population of photographers within the region, this crowd-sourced image archive serves as a reference t…

Spotlight on photography students Morgan Church, Heather Love and Hannah Taylor

The Department of Art & Design at ETSU recently had the pleasure of exhibiting work of some of the BA and BFA students in this semester's student exhibitions in the Slocumb Galleries.  A selection of images from each of these students is featured by second-year MFA Photo candidate Jordan Whitten. 

Morgan Church, BA

Morgan grew up in East Tennessee and has always loved the outdoors. Her work is based around the landscape of the region and her emotional attachment to the area.  She works with the palette derived from the landscape around her. 

Heather Love, BFA 

Working as a secretary at the Quillen College of Medicine, Heather works near a simulation lab that consists of computer driven mannequins and other artificial anatomy that can be manipulated to simulated medical conditions and situations. Heather observes these practices and tools as more than just a means of instruction.

Hannah Taylor, BA

Hannah explores the body as a landscape studying the rocky terrains and soft marshes th…

Contemporary Photographer Series - Victoria Sambunaris

Victoria Sambunaris received her MFA from Yale University in 1999. Sambunaris structures her life around a yearly photographic journey crossing the American landscape. She is currently on the road in Utah.  She is a recipient of the 2010 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship and the 2010 Anonymous Was a Woman Award.  In 2011, a twelve-year survey of her work was exhibited at the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY and has been traveling throughout the US.  Her work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Lannan Foundation.  Radius Books published her first monograph Taxonomy of a Landscape.  Sambunaris is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in NY. She was recently interviewed by first-year MFA Photo student Meg Roussos for our Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS).  

Spending months at a time on the r…

ETSU Photo Alumni Series: Amanda Musick

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Amanda Musick lives and works in Clemson, South Carolina. Musick graduated with a B.F.A. from East Tennessee State University in 2015. In addition to many regional exhibitions, Musick has most notably exhibited in Fauna, a group show juried by artist William Wegman, in San Anselmo, CA at the Smith Andersen North Gallery. Musick is attending the graduate program at Clemson University.

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What was the most difficult part of selecting a graduate program?
I wouldn't say there has been one part of the selection process more difficult than the other. There are so many questions I had to answer such as; Which professors do I most want to work with? What type of opportunities would an MFA from this program/institution provide me? Does the program encourage you to take other courses outside your medium? What are their MFA alumni doing now? Is their photography department active with other networks such as SPE? How good is the program's financial offer? Will the…