Originally from Ames, Iowa, Stephanie Brunia currently lives in Oxford, Iowa. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico in 2012 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 2007. Brunia has exhibited at venues throughout the United States including the Griffin Museum of Photography, the
Originally from Middletown, New York, Sarah Smith received a MFA from the University of Iowa in 2013 and a BFA from Murray State University. Her recent solo and two-person exhibitions include, I Can’t Love Nobody Else But You at Penn State Altoona’s Sheetz Gallery and An Island is Unreliable at the Janice Mason Art Museum.
Melissa Kreider (b. 1993) is an MFA student at the University of Iowa and holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Akron. Melissa’s work examines sites of sexual violence against women and how the justice system archives these reports as well as the evidence that is collected. Melissa explores these subjects by traveling
I met Joshua at this year’s SPE National Conference in Las Vegas. It was a real pleasure to see this incredible work amongst the sea of aspiring photographers looking to be the next big thing. Joshua McDevitt is a Washington born photographer and a 2016 Master of Fine Arts candidate at The University of Iowa
Zora Murff is a photographer based in Lincoln Nebraska. His book, Corrections, focuses on how images are used to define individuals who are deemed criminals.
Chelsea Darter (b. 1990) is a photographer currently based out of the Midwest. She earned a BFA from The University of Iowa in 2013. Her work focuses on the overlooked enigmas of the everyday. She’s fascinated with the subtle silent moments that seek an overarching narrative within the American landscape. Americana, humor, mythologies and nostalgia
Elise Kirk studied documentary film at Columbia College Chicago (BA ’00), investigated representations of the family in Spanish cinema on a Fulbright grant in Madrid (’01), and completed her MFA in photography at Rhode Island School of Design (’15). She is from the Midwest, though she can’t quite tell you what qualities make her a
Zora Murff attends the University of Iowa where he is pursuing a BFA in Photography. Zora has a background in social services and has a deep interest in documentary photography. His work has been featured online on Wired Magazine’s Raw File, Feature Shoot, Onward Forward, and Prison Photography. Zora has been invited to be a