ABOVE AND UNDER THE SURFACE ONLINE EXHIBITION

Thank you to everyone that visited and participated in ABOVE AND UNDER THE SURFACE. Our first online exhibition featuring archival and family photographs closed March 15th, 2022. For this exhibition photo collectors, photo lovers, and the general public were invited to submit digital images of their photographic objects that memorialize or help trace the history of the image, a moment worth remembering, or a historical occasion for our Online Exhibition & Catalog juried by the Rijksmuseum Photo Conservator, Rosina Herrera and Art Historian, Claudia Pretelin.  ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: The imprints of…

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…