Showing posts from December, 2017

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…