IMAGES FROM NICARAGUA: AN INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLE GARCIA STEIB

In the United States, community-driven photo archives have grown in popularity, particularly in social media, in the last five years. To name a few of these initiatives around the country one can find Instagram accounts such as Korean Archives in DC, Cambodian Archives in Los Angeles, and, perhaps one of the most successful, Veteranas y Rucas, run by archivist and visual artist Guadalupe Rosales. Rosales has been sharing the experiences and life of Mexican-Americans in East LA since 2015. The commonality of these projects is the effort to challenge and…

BETWEEN MEMORIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH MURIEL HASBUN

Born in El Salvador to a Salvadoran-Palestinian-Christian father and a French-Polish-Jewish mother, Muriel Hasbun moved to the United States in the 1980s at the height of the civil war in El Salvador. In Washington D.C. she established her practice not only as photographer but as an educator and an active promoter of Salvadorian art. She has explored the complexities of identity and the legacy of her family history in an extraordinary body of work that sees through the lens of photography with an intergenerational, transnational, and transcultural perspective. She has…

TELL ME HOW IT ENDS: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARNI SHINDELMAN

I first met Marni Shindelman in 2002, when we were new faculty at the University of Rochester, Department of Art and Art History, and I have been honored to observe the evolution of her work ever since. Marni’s practice investigates the data tracks we amass through networked communication, locating the invisible to actual sites, anchoring the ephemeral in photographs. Since 2007 she has primarily exhibited and created work in collaboration with Nate Larson but recently embarked upon a new solo project, Restore the Night Sky, work as personal as it…