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Contemporary Photographer Series - Alejandro Cartagena

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from the series Suburbia Mexicana © Alejandro Cartagena
Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. He received his Masters in Visual Arts from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. Alejandro has exhibited internationally and is in the collections of SFMOMA, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Museo de Arte Moderno and the Fototeca Nacional. He received the Critical Mass Book Award in 2009 for his series Suburbia Mexicana and was named a FOAM Magazine Talent in 2012. He was recently interviewed by Megan King for our Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS).

How did you first become interested in photography?

I came to photography by chance. I started taking photo workshops and loved the process of photography. I had been working in the hospitality industry for 11 years and I just quit everything and got started in doing photography as a way of life.

Who are some artists who have influenced you and how have they affected your work?

That would be a …

Contemporary Photographer Series - Thomas Jackson

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Glow Sticks #1 © Thomas Jackson
American photographer Thomas Jackson, a Rhode Island native, spent much of his early career in New York working in the magazine industry after he earned a BA in History at the College of Wooster. Jackson decided to turn to photography eight years ago and so far has engaged in street photography, landscapes and is currently making staged photographs which to date have included three bodies of work - Emergent Behavior, Robot Coda and Nebulae. Jackson's work has been shown in several galleries and earned him a spot in 2012's Critical Mass Top 50. He was recently interviewed by Lurah Lowery for our Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS).

In your current body of work, Emergent Behavior, it seems like your goal is to create an artificial environment where manmade things are placed in a natural setting and are somehow floating in the air. You have described the work as an attempt "to tap into the fear of and fascination that self-organizing, 'em…

ETSU Visiting Artist Lecture - Amy Stein

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from the series Domesticated © Amy Stein
Photographer Amy Stein will be coming to ETSU as a visiting artist on April 25th and 26th, 2013. Her visit will include a public lecture on her work this Thursday at 5:30pm in Ball Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a brief Q&A. 
On Friday, Amy will be conducting individual critiques with students as well sharing her books, Domesticated (Photolucida 2008) and Tall Poppy Syndrome (Decode Books 2012). Sign up sheets are posted on Ball Hall 106 and space is limited, but all students are welcome to attend and participate. Please email greerjd@etsu.edu with any questions.

Contemporary Photographer Series - Christopher Colville

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© Christopher Colville
Photographer Christopher Colville earned his BFA in Anthropology and Photography from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and his MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. He has received multiple awards for his work such as the Humble Arts Foundation New Photography Grant, Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a Public Arts Commission from the Phoenix Commission on the Arts and an artist fellowship through the American Scandinavian Foundation. His work, The Iceland Trilogy & Movements, was published as a book in 2011. He was recently interviewed by Jennie Dean for our Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS).
In 2006 you produced a body of work called The Iceland Trilogy & Movements which contains four suites of images - Movements, 27 Small Tragedies, Cairns and Sleep. I wanted to ask you some questions regarding this project. You've stated you spent 27 days living in a tent in Iceland. What was it like photo…

Joe Reynolds Receives Fulbright

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© Joe Reynolds
ETSU Alum Joe Reynolds (BFA 2009) has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Student Research Grant to travel to Cristalandia, Brazil between March and December 2014. Reynolds, who received his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2012, will be photographing his daily interactions with the teenagers there and organizing them to photograph their own interactions with each other. 
To see some of Joe's previous work made in Brazil, click here.

Contemporary Photographer Series - Thilde Jensen

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Randy in his car and home. Tucson, Arizona, 2005 © Thilde Jensen


Danish photographer Thilde Jensen moved to New York in 1997 to study photography at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been featured in Doubletake Magazine and Contact Sheet and her series, The Canaries, has been shown at venues such as Light Work and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. She was recently interviewed by Emily Denton for our ongoing series of interviews, Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS).

TheCanaries series focuses heavily on its subject matter: the tragic, yet unfamiliar effects of a chemical hypersensitivity known as Environmental Illness (EI). In short, EI is caused from exposure to common environmental chemicals and/or electronics (cigarette smoke, gasoline, pesticides, perfumes, computers, etc.). The affected person becomes sensitive to extremely low levels of chemicals, triggering serious medical symptoms. As a photographer who understands this chronic medical condition firsthand, how do …

Lens Culture Student Photography Awards 2013

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7 categories, 21 winners. $1,000 grand prize.
5 images for $35. Why not submit to this?

For more information about rules and submissions, click here.