Showing posts from May, 2013

Contemporary Photographer Series - Nate Larson

from the series Geolocation © Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman
Nate Larson is a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artist books and digital video. He holds an MFA from Ohio State University and his work has been featured globally in such publications as the New York Times, Wired Magazine, VICE Magazine and Gizmodo. Often Larson works in collaboration with creative partner Marni Shindelman, with whom he created the bodies of work, Hashtags and Geolocation. He currently teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and will act as Chair for the 2014 national conference for the Society for Photographic Education. He was recently interviewed by David Gwaltney for ourContemporary Photographer Series(CPS).
You often work with a collaborator, Marni Shindelman, on some of your projects. In terms of working in a partnership, how is the work divided? Does ego ever get in the way of sharing credit for a work?
We work collaboratively, so everything bounces back …

Kevin Thrasher on Eyes on the South

© Kevin Thrasher
ETSU Alum Kevin Thrasher (BFA 2007) has photographs from his Common Ground series featured on Oxford American's Eyes on the South
Eyes on the South is a weekly, online segment featuring new and exciting photographic work made in the South and is curated by photographer and former ETSU visiting artist Jeff Rich. Although Common Ground is not strictly limited to the Southern portion of the US, Thrasher's work does investigate this landscape and its relationship to communal interaction and recreational use. 
Thrasher, who received his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010, is currently living in Richmond, Virginia. To see more of his work, check out his website here.

37614 Volume Three

The latest edition of 37614 is now available on The book features photographs from our Advanced Digital class consisting of Suzanne Clemons, Jennie Dean, Emily Denton, Trish Gibson, David Gwaltney, Megan King, Heather Love, Lurah Lowery, Tania McCamy, Jeff Miller and Lauren Roberts. 
As always, you can preview the entire book online or buy your very own copy.

Contemporary Photographer Series - Mike Sinclair

© Mike Sinclair
Mike Sinclair is a Kansas City based photographer who studied at Southern Illinois University. His work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Metropolis and Dwell as well as shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City. He was recently interviewed by Lauren Roberts for our Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS).
There seems to be an overlap between your personal work and your commercial work in terms of subject matter and aesthetics. Do you approach the two in the same way?
In some ways they are the same and in many ways they are different. The main difference is that with my commercial work the client is picking what I'm pointing the camera at, and in my personal work I get to pick. Another difference is that in my commercial work I try to make photographs that can be understood rather quickly. For my personal work I hope that the viewer will spend more time investigating the imag…

Joshua Dudley Greer Awarded Major RDC Grant

© Joshua Dudley Greer
Joshua Dudley Greer, our current Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography, has been awarded a Major Research Grant from ETSU's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration. The $10,000 award is given to ETSU faculty to support and encourage new or continuing research and is determined by the Research Development Committee (RDC). 
Greer will be using the funds to continue his photographic practice as well as begin a new body of work that explores photography's relationship to crime and history.

Joe Reynolds Receives AAF Prize for Fine Arts

© Joe Reynolds
More good news for ETSU Alum Joe Reynolds (BFA 2009). We recently blogged about Joe's Fulbright Award which will enable him to continue his photographic pursuits in Brazil. But before heading to South America, Reynolds will be traveling to Austria to study at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. Reynolds will study at the Academy as a result of the AAF Prize for Fine Arts. The prize, presented by the American Austrian Foundation to current or recent US graduate students, covers tuition, housing, travel  expenses and includes a small stipend.

ETSU Students Receive Scholarships for LOOK3

Current students Trish Gibson and Jessica Blaylock have earned scholarships to attend the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Va on June 11-15, 2013. Both Gibson and Blaylock were selected to participate in this year's Education Week based on their photographic work and written responses. In addition to a free pass to the weekend festivities that will include exhibitions, lectures, projections and interviews, they will have access to a number of professional and creative courses as well as portfolio reviews with an amazing panel of professionals from around the country. This will be an amazing festival and a wonderful opportunity for our students, so congratulations to Trish and Jessica!