News

* In winter 2017/8 I'll be teaching a seminar in the Social Practice MFA program at Portland State University.

* Newspace Center for Photography closed its doors permanently on July 7, 2017. Please direct all questions relating to the closure to 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. Please note, as of that date I haven't had access to my Newspace email account.

* The Newspace website has been taken down. I've managed to salvage some of the archived exhibitions via the Wayback Machine. Here are links to some of the projects that don't appear on this (my personal) website: UNEARTHED (2015,) Santa pictures not picked up (2015), Water Warriors (2016), Our City in Stereo (2016), On Democracy (2016), Torrent Tea (2017).

* The exhibition In Response: Revisiting the DOCUMERICA Photography Project took place in June 2017 at Newspace in Portland, OR. The work of nine artists documented the correlation between environmental problems and issues of race, gender, place, age, class, occupation, health care, lifestyle and others. They were selected in response to the Documerica Photography Project—a program initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1971 to document the human connection to environmental issues.

* In April & May 2017 the exhibition Dominant Form: Gestures in Recent Phtography & Video was on view at Newspace (Portland, OR). It included 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 ran the workshop Small Gestures Doing Big Things in conjunction with the exhibition.

* 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.

* 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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