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* Newspace Center for Photography closed its permanently doors on July 7, 2017. Please direct all questions relating to the closure of the Newspace board at board@newspacephoto.org. If you are interested in discussing the exhibitions I was involved with, check the Contact section of my website.

* In April & May 2017 the exhibition Dominant Form: Gestures in Recent Phtography & Video will be on view at Newspace (Portland, OR). It will include the work of seven incredible artists: Dru Donovan, Brendan Fernandes, Cara Levine, Julien Previeux, Ben Thorp Brown, and Mary Ellen Strom (in collaboration with Ann Carlson). And the amazing Allie Hankins will be running the workshop Small Gestures Doing Big Things on May 6 in conjunction with the exhibition.

* I've planned all kinds of exciting programs for Newspace in 2017 including projects about climate change, political gestures, migration and more! Follow what I do there by signing up for Newspace's newsletter. For more info on upcoming public programs visit Newspace's website.

* In October 2016 I was a featured speaker at the conference Conflict Resolution in St. Louis. I spoke about how photography and photography-exhibitions can function as political action.

* On January 28, 2016 I gave the inaugural lecture of the Camera Arts Club at Portland State University. Framing Injustice: The Photography Exhibition as Political Act discussed the ways in which photorgaphs and photography exhibitions can (and should?) function as a political action.

* On November 7, 2015 I was a co-keynote speaker (with Julia Dolan, Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum) at the regional SPE conference. We presented "Give and Take: Image in the Service of Concept" about exchnage and collaboration in photography.

* In conjunction with ERNEST's project at Portlans's c3:initiative on the Wapato jail, I gave a presentation on creative activism around mass incarceration on September 19, 2015. I also initiated a reading group of the seminal book The New Jim Crow that met in October 2015.

* Check out this thoughful review of the exhibition Acting on Dreams at Franklin Street Works, by Danilo Machado on Art Critical.

* This past summer, my show Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the Unites States opened at Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT. Artists/projects include Andrea Bowers, CultureStrike & JustSeeds, Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani, Ghana ThinkTank, Marisa Jahn (Studio REV-), Jenny Polak, Queerocracy in collaboraiton with Carlos Motta, and Favianna Rodriguez.

* In late March 2015 I moved out west to assume the position of Curator at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR. West coast, I am here!

* The exhibition To Shoot A Kite at CUE Art Foundation happened last summer and left a transofrmative effect on me. Check it out it by viewing this walk-through video, and read about it here. It was written about in the NY Times Style Magazine and Creative Capital blog.

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