Robert Asman, a master of black and white photography, has spent the past 35 years devoted to investigating and stretching the conceptual and technical boundaries of silver prints. He approaches art making as a transformative process, in which he mines the physical properties of his materials to create a work on paper, which are seemingly the result of alchemical change.
Asman taught photography at Moore College of Art & Design, Drexel University, University of the Arts and University of Pennsylvania, in addition to working as a fine art photographer and a running a commercial black and white printing lab. His career has been marked by several honors, including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and a Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His work has been exhibited internationally in many solo and group exhibitions.
Selenium toned gelatin silver photograph with hand applied developer.
Alejandro Cartagena is an artist who lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental issues in Latin America. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of several museums including the SFMoMA, the MoCP, and the Portland Museum of Art. Cartagena has received the Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, the Lente Latino Award in Chile, and the Premio IILA-FotoGrafia 2012 Award in Rome. He has been named a FOAM magazine TALENT and one of PDN 30 emerging photographers in 2010. His work has been published internationally in magazines such as Newsweek, Nowness, Domus, the Financial Times, Le Monde, Stern, PDN, The New Yorker, and Wallpaper among others.
Courtney Dodd holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University with an emphasis in glass. She has been a Core Fellow at the Penland School of Crafts, an Artist in Residence in photography at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, and was the glass Artist in Residence at STARworks in Star, North Carolina for the fall of 2015. She has studied and worked at the Corning Museum of Glass, Denmark Design School in Bornholm, and the Pilchuck Glass School. In 2015, Courtney was nominated for the Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts.
Elijah Gowin uses photography to speak about ritual, landscape and memory. He was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1967 and received his MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. His photographs are in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography, among others. His awards include the John S. Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 as well as grants from the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Puffin Foundation. He founded Tin Roof Press to publish his books on art and photography including “Maggie” in 2009 and his monograph "Of Falling and Floating" in 2011. Presently, he is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he directs photographic studies. Gowin is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery, New York .
Clay Harmon is a geophysicist and geologist by trade, and a specialist in a variety non-silver photographic processes including platinum/palladium, gum bichromate, and photogravure. He has taught workshops at the Houston Center for Photography, Asheville Bookworks, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, the Penland School of Crafts, and North Light Photographic Workshops. His work has been exhibited widely and is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
James Huckenpahler is an artist who works primarily digitally, embracing processes that allow something wholly overlooked and uncalled for to emerge. From fairly simple abstract structures—essentially based on sets of simple rules or instructions—rich images unfold.
His work is represented in Washington DC by Hemphill Fine Arts. He is a member of FURTHERMORE, a research and development lab for visual culture. He is a fellow of Provisions Research Library, and currently serves on the advisory board of Transformer, non-profit, artist-centered organization that connects and promotes emerging artists locally, nationally and internationally.
Vesna Pavlović is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University where she teaches photography and digital media. She has exhibited widely and her work is included in major private and public art collections –the Phillips Collection and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington DC, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia, among others.
Pavlović has been awarded grants from the Art Matters Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, CEC ArtsLink, Schepp Foundation, and residencies at the FAIR Copenhagen, NIFCA Helsinki, and Location One, New York. She is the recipient of the Robert Penn Warren Fellowship at Vanderbilt University in 2010 (Representation and Social Change).
Clarissa Sligh is a visual artist, lecturer, and essayist. Her photo-text images, artists’ books and installations have been exhibited in places such as The Museum of Modern Art and the Jewish Museum, New York, NY, Walker Art Center and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, Corcoran Gallery of Art and the National African American Museum Project, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
For over 25 years, Sligh has woven together the cultural, historical, personal and political to explore themes of memory, transmutation, and perceptions of boundaries and identity. Sligh’s most recent award was a 2013 grant from the Shlenker Block Fund of the Houston Jewish Community Foundation. Other awards include an International Center of Photography Annual Infinity Award (1995) and fellowships from Anonymous Was a Woman (2001), the National Endowment for the Arts (1988), the New York Foundation for the Arts in artist’s books (2005) and in photography (1988 and 2000).
Harvey Wang is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been screened in film festivals all over the world. He won the prize for Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival for his film about photographer Milton Rogovin. He has also done extensive documentary work for television, published six books of photography and has exhibited widely at museums, including the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the New-York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York.