Christine Zuercher

Christine Zuercher is a photographer born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She exhibits work nationally, is a 2010 Dayton Art Institute Yeck Fellow and a 2013 Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award Recipient.  She has most recently shown work at the Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, and the Bridge Gallery at the University of Georgia.  She is currently working on her MFA in photography at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina

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Greenville, North Carolina is home to the last government owned shortwave radio station in the United States. Struck by the solitude and meditation of a location created to transmit thousands of dots, dashes, beeps, and sounds through the air a second, the silence present at each location is astonishing. I am photographing a part of our history that is being forgotten.  Through photographing, I am recapturing a means of historical technology and communication that is still significant but is being silenced by progress.

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My research on shortwave radio encompasses various forms of correspondence including stamps, telegrams, maps, shortwave shipping forecasts, spy codes, and a growing collection of the QSL cards that shortwave operators send to each other. QSL means, “Do you confirm receipt of my transmission?” This and other language used in shortwave technology is rooted in the idea of distance. DX, a common abbreviation for shortwave radio actually means “distance”. I layer my own images of shortwave stations with the QSL cards I have been collecting using a transfer process called Super Sauce. In a way each card is a map or the pointing to a place or a conversation from the past that has disappeared without the card, similar to the fading frequencies of shortwave spy codes and transmissions.

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To view more of Christine’s work, please visit her website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Anna Walker Skillman
Owner / Director
Jackson Fine Art
Atlanta, Georgia

The time has come! We are SO EXCITED to announce that Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Take a look at our list of curators for this issue and submit today!

About : Anna Walker Skillman has been a loyal and active participant in the arts community for the last 26 years, and has owned and directed Jackson Fine Art since 2003. Exhibiting photography by both emerging and established artists, she continues her commitment to the arts in Atlanta and beyond.

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