All posts by Kyra Schmidt

Victor Rivera

Victor Rivera was born in Puerto Rico. He grew up in central Florida and is currently living in Upstate New York. He earned his Master of Fine Art degree at…

In Conversation: Marcy Palmer

Marcy Palmer’s work circles around themes of home, beauty, nature, and science. Her work has been exhibited at The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The…

Anastasia Samoylova

Anastasia Samoylova (born 1984, Moscow; lives in Miami) moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. In 2020 her series “Landscape Sublime” will be presented at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Germany; as…

Brian Van Lau

Brian Van Lau was born in 1996 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His work primarily deals with romanticism and the ability to affect memory through visual text. He focuses on topics of…

Carine Idy

Carine was born in Israel and raised in Los Angeles, California. As a result, Carine is attracted to themes and stories that relate to uprootedness, identity, and interpersonal experiences. She…

Elizabeth McGrady

Elizabeth McGrady (b. 1994) is an artist based in Richmond, Virginia. She is a graduate student (2020) completing her MFA in photography at Virginia Commonwealth University. McGrady received her B.A.…

Jaclyn Wright

Jaclyn Wright is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from the Great Lakes region. She received her BA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her MFA from Indiana University. In 2014…

Jules Slutsky

Jules Slutsky is a Brooklyn based photographer. Her work employs analog cameras, working between large format and 35mm. Jules’ artwork explores elements inherent in the formation of identity and the…

Breaking the Program: Millee Tibbs on Photographic Mediation and Visual Truths

Millee Tibbs’ work derives from her interest in photography’s ubiquity and the tension between its truth-value and inherent manipulation of reality. Tibbs is an associate professor of photography atWayne State…

Alyssa McDonald

Alyssa McDonald is a lifelong New England resident and photographic artist based in Boston. In 2016, she graduated with from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a Bachelor…

Kelli Pennington

Kelli Pennington is a photographer, educator, and curator living in Portland, Oregon. An avid traveler and observer, Kelli teaches photography with lessons rooted in the belief that as we frame…

Santiago Serrano

Santiago Serrano (b. 1978) is an Ecuadorian photographer based in Quito, Ecuador. His work focuses on documentary issues and personal stories, and is influenced by Robert Frank’s snapshot aesthetic. Serrano…

Tealia Ellis Ritter

Tealia Ellis Ritter lives and works in rural Connecticut. Ellis Ritter’s work contends with the intersecting roles of the photograph as personal document, familial marker of time and object with…

In Conversation: Deborah Orloff on Memory, Representation and Objecthood

Deborah Orloff is a Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Toledo. She teaches all levels of Photographic Art at UT’s Center for Visual…

Allison Jarek

Allison Jarek is an American photographer whose work explores themes such as human relationship with nature, female identity, and personal journeys. She received her MFA in Photography from Texas Woman’s…

Jennifer Maiotti

Jennifer Maiotti is a Chicago-based documentary freelance writer, producer, and photographer whose clients include: National Geographic, Discovery, and History Channels. As a storyteller she searches for real moments of emotion…

Kes Efstathiou

Kes Efstathiou (eF-sta-thEE-O) is an emerging artist based in Rochester, New York. His current practice and research grapples with societal perceptions of masculinity, the gender binary, consumption of nature, and…

In Conversation: Jesse Taylor Koechling

Jesse Taylor Koechling is a visual artist originally from Wheaton, Illinois. Born into a family of artists and photographers, some of his earliest memories are of images magically forming under…

Sean Murray

Sean Murray is an east-coast based visual artist. He earned a BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts in 2015. Since his graduation he has worked as an…

Elizabeth M. Claffey

Elizabeth M. Claffey is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Indiana University in Bloomington. She is an honors graduate of Earlham College and has an MFA in photography from Texas…

Charlotta Maria Hauksdottir

Charlotta María Hauksdóttir is an Icelandic photographer residing in California. She graduated with an MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004, and received her Bachelors in…

Robert Wagoner

Robert Wagoner is originally from Buffalo, New York, now living and working in New York City. He received his BFA in Photography from the State University at Purchase. Robert began…

Jocelyn Lee

Jocelyn Lee was born in Naples Italy. She received her B.A. in philosophy and visual arts from Yale University, and her M.F.A in photography from Hunter College. In 2013 she…

In Conversation: Amanda Tinker

Amanda Tinker currently works and resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia. In 1998 she completed her undergraduate studies in photography at Drexel University, and in 2001 received her MFA from…

Ryan Arthurs

Ryan Arthurs is a visual artist living in Buffalo, New York. He received his MFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2012, and a BFA in…

In Conversation: Amanda Marchand

Amanda Marchand is a Canadian, New York-based photographer. Her work explores the human condition through the poetics of landscape. Amanda has been an artist in residence/ fellow at the Hermitage…