ETSU Photo Alumni Series: Amanda Musick

© Amanda Musick
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.

© Amanda Musick
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…

Contemporary Photographer Series - Eliot Dudik

from the series Road Ends in Water © Eliot Dudik
Eliot Dudik is a photographic artist exploring history, landscapes and politics. He holds a B.S. in Anthropology and a B.A. in Art History from the College of Charleston as well as an MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. He was named one of PDN's 30 in 2012 and one of Oxford American's New Superstars of Southern Art. Eliot's work has been displayed across the United States and Canada. Originally from Maryland, he currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia where he teaches photography at the College of William & Mary. He was recently interviewed by Jessica Blindt for our Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS)
It appears as though your camera of choice is most always a large format camera. With this continual use, are there ever times when you feel encumbered by the process?
For the work I have completed thus far, I have not felt encumbered by the large format camera. I've actually felt the oppos…

Contemporary Photographer Series - Jill Frank

© Jill Frank
Jill Frank is a visual artist who works primarily in photography. She holds a BA in photography from Bard College and an MFA in Studio Art from The School of Art Institute of Chicago. Her works have been shown nationally and internationally including a recent solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she teaches photography at Georgia State University. She was recently interviewed by Hannah Taylor for our Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS).
In your current work, the population you are photographing is exclusively college-aged, whereas your previous work featured a much broader age range. What drew you to begin focusing on young adults and what challenges have you experienced photographing them?
At the time I started this body of work, I was interested in subject matter that was widely considered unimportant, trivial, or "in bad taste" because of the way that it is typically represented in photogr…

Student Photography Association Exhibition at Tipton Gallery


Current Exhibitions

© Tammy Mercure
Representing Place: Photographs of Appalachia

Megan King | William Christenberry | Tammy Mercure | Mike Smith | Rob Amberg

Pamela Pecchio | Ken Abbott | Susan Lipper | William Gedney
Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC
January 19 - March 5, 2017

© Mike Smith
Parting Shots |Mike Smith

Somewhere Along the Line | Joshua Dudley Greer

Under the Influence | ETSU Photo Alumni

Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
January 9 - March 3, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 5-7pm

Contemporary Photographer Series - Birthe Piontek

from the series Mimesis © Birthe Piontek
Birthe Piontek is a visual artist originally from Germany currently living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Her works have been exhibited internationally and are held in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Museum of Applied Arts in Gera, Germany. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, The New Yorker, and WIRED. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Critical Mass Book Award for her project The Idea of North. She was recently interviewed by Melissa Courtney for our Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS).
You have stated that your work is "an exploration of the individual and is interested in the concept of Self." I see that reflected in the work both literally and metaphorically; however, I have noticed that your subject is usually female. Is there a particular reasoning behind your choice of female subjects? Do you have any plans to study the male concept of self as …

Jeffery Becton Exhibition at UT - Knoxville

© Jeffery Becton
The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at UT - Knoxville is currently hosting an exhibition of recent work by Jeffery Becton. The View Out His Window features digital montages that combine painting, drawing and photography related to the artist's home and surroundings in Deer Isle, Maine. The show will be on view until December 12, 2016. For more information, please click here.