group show 52:
Alternative Facts
About the Artists

 

Richard Aldred is a photographer with both commercial and artistic practice, undertaking mostly architectural, editorial, and documentary-style work.  Lifelong influences include Maurice Sendak (illustration), Joe Colombo (industrial design), and Lt. Columbo (detective).  His work has been published and exhibited worldwide. Favorite alternative fact: Nothing rhymes with radish.

Blake Andrews (b. Berkeley, 1968) lives just outside Eugene, Oregon with his wife and three sons. He has been shooting photos since 1993, with occasional one hour breaks. In his spare time he is an amateur cardiologist and radio DJ. Favorite alternative fact: The Grammies

Mitchell Barton is an artist from Provo, Utah. He often works with photography, the internet, and sculpture. He is currently a student pursuing his BFA in Studio Art from Brigham Young University. Favorite alternative fact: The number of people at Trump's inauguration.

Jayson Bimber sunburns easily and really likes soccer, bikes, hikes, and hot dogs. Jayson began his education at Home Street Elementary School in Warren, PA. That school has since been torn to the ground. More recently, his image-making practice concerns itself with the post editing of photographs and exploring the procedural tools of photographic manipulation. Jayson’s greatest regret in life is that he cannot dunk. Favorite alternative fact: You can create a lovely cooking stock by saving the water from packages of hot dogs.

David Simon Martret studied philosophy at UB and photography at IEFC. Blanca Galindo obtained her Media degree at UAB and UCSB. They work together as Leafhopper and currently live between Spain and Asia, combining commercial assignments and personal projects. They explore human adaptation in controversial politico-social environments, creating critical and self-reflexive documents. Particularly interested in exploring the concept of identity in marginal contexts, their collaborate with publication such as VICE, Playground or JUICE. Favorite alternative fact: Addiction as an adaptation.

Robert Canali is a Canadian artist currently based in San Francisco, California. His practice employs photography, sculpture, and installation to communicate concepts relating to process, time, and space. He received his BFA from York University in 2011. Canali has shown at various venues in Toronto, New York City, Brussels, and Paris, including: the Peel Museum, Gallery TPW, Flash Forward 2010, Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair, Super Dakota, and FIAC. Favorite alternative fact: The Tooth Fairy.

Clement Hong Yui Chan (b. 1992, Hong Kong) considers his art practice as image-making. With a focus on the visual and conceptual qualities embedded with photography, Chan constantly reflects on his understandings and interpretations of the medium, which gradually become the foundation of a large part of his practice. Through various means of image-making, Chan intends to reveal both the limitations and potentials that are inherent to the photographic language, resulting in image-based works that tend to be medium-specific and process-driven. Graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2015, Chan is currently working towards his Master of Fine Arts at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Favorite alternative fact: 1+1=11

Rebecca Clark is a Professor of Art at the Community College of Rhode Island where she teaches photography.  She studied art history at Oberlin College and holds a MFA in photography from RISD.  Rebecca’s work has always involved some form of alternative process or manipulation of media and the integration of appropriated imagery.  Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Griffin Museum and the Davis Orton Gallery. Rebecca lives with her family in eastern Connecticut. Favorite alternative fact: The Tooth Fairy.

Weston Clark  is a twenty-year-old artist currently based in Richmond, VA. His entry into photography started with self-portraiture when he was younger; this has lasting impressions on his work. He’s existentially concerned with a focus on identity and time; and often how they interact. The work is an analysis of self(plural). He is currently increasingly interested in the implications of a patriarchal contemporary society; more specifically, its effects on how we portray ourselves and perceive others. Favorite alternative fact: Anything Conway says is gold (comedic gold that is).

Jane Waggoner Deschner is a Montana-based artist whose medium is found photographs and found words. Favorite alternative fact: Someone, somewhere is living happily ever after.

Katherine Di Turi (Caracas, 1972) is a London-based artist whose work deals with issues related with memory, the archive, and the position of analogical photography in a digital era. Using pre-existing images from a wide range of sources such as photographic albums, postcards and found photographs, she reworks them in an attempt to bring them back from oblivion. The alteration and recompilation of these images is then re-inserted into the realm of photography in their final presentation, often resulting in works which are both abstract and representational at the same time. 

Rose Dickson received her BFA from RISD in 2012. Recently she has exhibited with Melanie Flood Projects and Upfor, both in Portland, OR; Gallery16, San Francisco, CA; Hideout, Paris, France; Opening Titles, New York, NY. Rose has been awarded residencies in Finland, China and Japan. Currently she is participating in the studio program Neighbors, housed in Yale Union, Portland, OR. Her work is in the collection of the RISD Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. Favorite alternative fact: Recent US raid in Yemen, a success. (Despite killing at least 7 children under the age of 13.)

Daniel Everett is an artist and professor working across a range of media including photography, video, sculpture, and installation. He received his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Daniel currently teaches at Brigham Young University as an assistant professor of New Genres. Favorite alternative fact: the water is turning the frogs gay.

C.Y. Frankel was educated at Middlesex University, London where he graduated in 2015 with an MA (Dist.) in Photography. Fascinated by the difficulties inherent in pursuing a definition of the documentary photograph, his work explores how the medium can be used, somewhat paradoxically, as a means of subjective expression and also as a way of portraying reality. His work has been exhibited and published internationally and has been recognized by awards from organisations including LensCulture, Magenta Flash Forward and Daylight Books. Favorite alternative fact: The camera never lies.

Marjolaine Gallet is a French visual artist and photographer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Graduated from the International Center of Photography in 2013, she also holds a Master in Political Science from ENS/Sciences Po Lyon. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. Marjolaine is a founding member of 643 Collective. She divides her time between commissioned work and her personal practice. Favorite alternative fact: The original one by Kellyanne Conway is still my favorite.

Conner Gordon (b. 1994) is an Indiana-based photographer and writer documenting scattered elsewheres. Much of his work focuses on the intersection of politics, memory and place. His photos have appeared in publications including Aint-Bad, Pool Resources and A Midwestern Review.  He is also the editor of The Prindle Post, where he writes about ethics in politics and culture. Favorite alternative fact: "Some people say".

Kasia Gumpert (b. Poland) is a New York-based photographer. Her work investigates the medium of photography in the context of contemporary visual culture. Gumpert’s practice is questioning the traditions of landscape and still life photography. Her images are a visual interplay between representation and abstraction. Gumpert graduated with a BFA in Art and Film Studies from Hunter College (2010), NY and received her MFA from the International Center of Photography-Bard College (2014). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the shows at the International Center of Photography (NY), Trestle Gallery (NY) and Copro Gallery (Los Angeles). She has also presented work at the Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw, Poland) and Neue Galerie (Augsburg, Germany). Favorite alternative fact: YES.

Dylan Hausthor was born in southern Vermont in a muddy river inches away from an icy mountain. His photographs and books are the pastime of a fool obsessed with his world, eager to reconcile the experiential by rendering it into myth. His work has been exhibited and showcased nationally and internationally. He founded Wilt Press in 2015 and works as a bookmaker, photographer, and chief editor of Wilt Magazine from an island in Maine.

Beth Herzhaft got her first break by sneaking into the art dept at Capitol Records where she persuaded the reluctant head of creative to look at her portfolio.  Shortly after, she shot her first album cover for them, and further jobs for Capitol and other record companies, advertising agencies and publications followed. When not shooting commercially, Beth is shooting, publishing and exhibiting fine art photography.  She maintains a studio in Silver Lake, CA. Favorite alternative fact: That anyone thinks there is such a thing as alternative facts!

Adam Hoff was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois, lived in Colorado for a couple years, then Chicago for a little while where he earned his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, moved to Seattle, back to Chicago again, LA for a minute, one more time in Seattle, then Italy, and now Brooklyn for the last two and a half years with his wife and son. Favorite alternative fact: There is a God who cares about us.

Trisha Holt is an artist whose photographic work explores the themes of fiction, fantasy, feminist politics and the boundaries of originality. Her images use printed photographs that are re-photographed, dislocating the context of the original image and resetting it into the landscape or the studio. Recent exhibitions include Public Pool Gallery, Detroit, MI; Small Editions Press, New York, NY; Good Weather Gallery, Little Rock, AR; and the 2013 Armory Show, New York, NY. Favorite alternative fact: Donald Trump is President.

Eui-Jip Hwang (b. 1994, South Korea) is an artist who lives and works in New York City. His work explores the pressures and expectations of living in the 21st century. He studies visual information and the media to extend his knowledge of today’s standards. He currently attends the School of Visual Arts in New York to pursue his BFA in photography. Favorite alternative fact: advertisement.

Allison Jarek is an American photographer whose work explores themes such as man's relationship with nature, identity, and personal journeys. She received her MFA in Photography from Texas Woman's University in the spring of 2015. Her work has been shown nationally, at venues such as New Orleans Photo Alliance, the University of Central Florida, PhotoNOLA, and Clemson University, and featured in publications such as The Oxford American Magazine, FotoFilmic, SHOTS Magazine, and The Hand magazine. Favorite alternative fact: Simultaneous contrast.

JC Johnson received her MFA with a Photography Concentration in 2010 from Kansas State University and spends most of her time as a photography and arts instructor at several universities in Nashville, Tennessee. She is often overwhelmed with wanderlust, photographs internationally, and has a passion for travel and study abroad as both an artist and instructor. Her photographic work makes associations to childhood as well as to the nostalgic and the whimsical. Common themes in her photography include European architecture and history, fashion, travel, toys, and miniatures. Favorite alternative fact: Twitter is a legitimate way to make government decisions.

Hollis Johnson (b. 1993) grew up in southern New Hampshire and is currently based in NYC. He received his BFA in Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work investigates the oddities of the modern experience of man with a certain degree of wry humor - not too much, though. Favorite alternative fact: That America is post-racism! Hooray!

Gregory Eddi Jones is an American artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. His self-published photobook, Another Twenty-Six Gas Stations (2014) is held in over two dozen public and institutional artists' book collections, including the Library of the Printed Web Archive at Museum of Modern Art, and libraries at the Metropolitan Museum and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. In 2012, Gregory founded In the In-Between: Journal of Digital Imaging Artists. Favorite alternative fact: Pixies lead singer Black Francis studied anthropology in college. Weird!

Kyra Kennedy (b.1993) is a photographer based in Boston, MA and Santa Fe, NM. Kyra's work has been shown both nationally and internationally. Kyra's work is influenced by women's portrayal in the media, as well as a the idea woman's idealized self. Favorite alternative fact: Life.

Natalja Kent is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Her practice investigates embodiment and disassociation through the mediums of installation, performance, sound and drawing with an emphasis on photography. She has shown work and performed at; The Tate Liverpool; The Carpenter Center for The Visual Arts at Harvard; Hiromi Yoshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; PS1, MOMA Queens and she has work in the collection of the MOMA, NY. Favorite alternative fact: That Standing Rock does not matter.

Born in Israel in 1971 and currently residing in Catskill, Alon Koppel has been photographing for most of his adult life. After serving in the Israeli army he earned a BFA at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and some years later, immigrated to the United States. Lately he returned to photography as a main passion, in the process creating a series of photographs about Israel and Palestine titled Middle Eastern Promises. Favorite alternative fact: I don't like alternative facts

Jason Koxvold  is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY with a focus on neoliberal economic policy and military strategy. He holds a BSc in Social Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and has worked in every corner of the globe, from Arctic Russia to South Africa, Afghanistan to Nigeria. You can find his work in magazines including Newsweek Japan, Wired, Wallpaper*, The Strategy Bridge, Slate and National Geographic Traveler. Favorite alternative fact: "Why are we bombing the Middle East, apart from the obvious reason of apple pie?" - rhetorical question posed to me by a USAF colonel.

Dave Kube has a BA in Visual Art from the University of Illinois Springfield and an MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.  His work has been exhibited throughout the country including Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, and Central Illinois. Kube is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Bloomsburg University. Favorite alternative fact: Heteronormativity.

Bree Lamb is a working artist and photographer based in New Mexico. She received her MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. She is a Beaumont Newhall/Van Deren Coke Fellow and is represented by Gallery 19 in Chicago. Bree is Assistant Editor at Fraction Magazine and Part-Time Faculty at New Mexico State University. Bree has previously worked for Wildenstein & Company, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Fovea Exhibitions, and photo technique Magazine. Favorite alternative fact: Alt factz aren't friendly.

Ben Lansky is an artist working across photographic disciplines. His work challenges our inherent notions of perspective, time, and motion. Favorite alternative fact: Linear time. 

Marissa Long is a Washington, DC area artist. Her work is held in various private collections and has been exhibited internationally in cities like Cape Town, London, and Berlin. She is the creator and editor of the online arts publication, Great Big Iceberg. Favorite alternative fact: Nobody respects women more than Donald Trump LOL.

Jessamyn Lovell (b. 1977, Syracuse, NY) is a visual artist working with photography, video, and surveillance as tools to document her own life experiences making connections between class and personal identity. Lovell has received international recognition for her work "Dear Erin Hart,” for which she found, followed and photographed her identity thief and she is currently working towards getting her private investigator’s license and documenting the process. Favorite alternative fact: Gotta shake a Polaroid.

Chris Maggio is a photographer living in New York City with 8.4 million of his closest friends. Given the opportunity, he'd really like to take your picture. Favorite alternative fact: Trump and Melania share a blissfully happy union.

Irina Magurean is an emerging artist from Cluj, Romania working in the field of photography. She has a PhD in fine arts and is lecturer at the University of Art and Design from Cluj. She had several exhibitions in Romania and abroad. Favorite alternative fact: polaroid.

Daniel Mariotti (1992, Mesa, United States) makes photos, drawings, prints, and films. By manipulating the medium he works with, Mariotti creates intense personal moments created by means of rules and structure from a chaotic design. His works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to lead to surprising analogies. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, he formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. Favorite alternative fact: the word itself. fact? give me a damn break. 

Isabel M. Martinez has exhibited internationally in solo and curated group shows in galleries, art centres, festivals and biennials in Canada, the UK, the USA, Chile, France, Brazil, Colombia, Spain and The Netherlands; most recently, at the Museo Nacional de la Fotografía (Bogotá) and Theoretische Kunstprojecte (The Hague). Martínez holds a BFA from Universidad Católica de Chile, and an MFA from the University of Guelph in Canada.  She is based in Toronto. Favorite alternative fact: Racism is free speech.

Stacy Mehrfar currently resides in New York, NY.  Her accolades include Arts NSW (AUS), NAVA (AUS), Moran Arts Foundation (AUS), Photography.Book.Now, CCNY, PDN, Photobook Melbourne (AUS).  Mehrfar resided in Australia from 2008-2016, where she completed an MFA at UNSW, Arts & Design, and was a lecturer at several arts colleges.  Tall Poppy Syndrome, her first monograph, was published by Decode (Seattle, 2012); Mehrfar is currently working on her second monograph, The Moon Belongs to Everyone. Favorite alternative fact: Donald Trump is the 45th President of the USA.

Dimitri Mellos was born in Athens, Greece. His work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Athens, Barcelona, Canberra, and elsewhere. He has received multiple distinctions and awards, including first place at the PX3, IPA, and Pollux awards; he was also a Finalist for the Fotovisura Grant, the Magnum Expression Award, and the Renaissance Photography Prize, and a Juror’s Pick at the 2016 Magnum Photography Awards. Favorite alternative fact: None, I abhor the dissolution of the notion of objective truth.

Shanna Merola is a lens based media artist who lives and works in Detroit, MI. While her studio practice is rooted in conceptual image making, Merola is also a documentary photographer for grassroots organizations. Working for civil rights attorneys she has documented social justice movements across the country from the deeply embattled struggle over water rights in Detroit and Flint, Michigan to the frontlines of uprisings in Ferguson, MO and Standing Rock, ND. Her collages and constructed landscapes are informed by these experiences - from direct actions against fracking companies to the privatization of water both globally and locally. Favorite alternative fact: Scott Pruitt is actually now head of the EPA #climatechange

Mischelle Moy is a Brooklyn-based visual artist. Her recent projects combine the use of new and old photographs with the application of digital drawing to tell a personal and imagined narration. She has produced work for New York Magazine’s The Cut as well as Harper’s Magazine, and was featured in numerous exhibitions at her alma mater, the School of Visual Arts. Mischelle is currently continuing a project that was her graduating thesis titled “Branches of the Plum Tree”. Favorite alternative fact: "It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!"

Jay Muhlin currently teaches a wide range of photography classes, typography and digital design at The College of New Jersey, Rowan, and La Salle Universities. He also works for the Chemical Heritage Foundation, building a photo studio to document and interpret their scientific collections. Muhlin is also an artist member of the Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia. Favorite alternative fact: kellyanne conway.

Akkara Naktamna was born in Bangkok in 1979 and started shooting as a self-taught photographer in 2008 influenced by Elliott Erwitt's book and a comedy movie named "Pecker". His works have been shown widely both in Thailand and abroad such as IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 (Singapore), Miami Street Photography Festival 2013 (USA), Xishuangbana Photo Festival 2014 (China), Photo Bangkok Festival 2015, Singapore Photo Festival 2016, etc. In 2016 Akkara has made a zine named "SIGNS", shortly afterwards it was collected at MoMA Library Collection as a shortlist of the Anamorphosis Prize 2016. He founded GoodArtBook.com, a website for promoting Thai self-published art book and co-founded Street Photo Thailand collective. Currently Akkara works as a software engineer, has one adorable daughter, and spends his free time for photography.

Domonkos Tamás Németh is a young Hungarian photographer who recently discovered the possibilities of digital image manipulation. Favorite alternative fact: Hungarian governmentbeing not corrupt at all.

Claudio Nolasco is a Dominican-born photographer, currently residing in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he is an assistant professor of photography at Hampshire College. Nolasco holds a Master’s of Fine Arts from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from The Cooper Union School of Art. His work has been published by Capricious Magazine, Oranbeg Press, Unseen Magazine, and has been featured by Phases Magazine, The Swap, Anewnothing.com and most recently in Papersafe Magazine Vol 8. Favorite alternative fact: what? other than the idea of Truth in photography?

Raffaele Piano is a photographer whose work both in digital and analogue. After his B.A. in Digital Arts and the M.A. in Photography achieved in Rome, he moved to Iceland where he did an internship at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography. He is interested in new medias and their influence on Photography. For example Instagram and Tumblr are a big part of his fine art projects. Favorite alternative fact: The lies of the Trump Administration. 

Eric Pickersgill received an MFA from UNC Chapel Hill and a BFA from Columbia College Chicago. Eric's work explores the ways technology, Internet, social media, and photography influence humanity. He has exhibited and been published internationally. Eric is a co-founder of The Gallery 145 and Mall Pretzel. He serves on The Board of Directors and Exhibition Committee at The Light Factory and is Represented by Rick Wester Fine Art. Julie Grahame is his agent. Favorite alternative fact: I hate them equally.

Anthony Prévost (b. 1980, France) is a photography-based artist living and working in London. In his practice, he questions the notion of narratives, at a personal and group level, and challenges the perceived split between truth and fiction, facts and imagination, memories and the repressed. He graduated from the MA in Photographic Studies of the university of Westminster in 2016 and has recently been shortlisted for the BJP International Photography Award 2017. Favorite alternative fact: The parting of the Red Sea.

Izabella Provan lives in Portland, Maine and is a recent graduate of the Maine College of Art. She has a BFA in photography, with a particular interest in censorship, literature, and voyeurism. Her work has recently been included in Wilt Magazine Issue 1, Germinal Magazine, Archive Collective Issue 6 | ORIGINS, and the Latent Image. Favorite alternative fact: The sun is the center of the universe.

Matt Rahner is an artist living in the Show-Me State. He teaches undergraduate students how to make things on the computer and in the darkroom. Rahner owns more cameras than he uses, and is currently using an old Canon 40D to take photos of roadside sex shops at night using 1/60 of a second at 1600 ISO. Rahner has an upcoming artist residency at the 2017 Missouri State Fair, where he plans to eat corn dogs and make photographs of fair-goers. Favorite alternative fact: The Earth is Flat

Liese Ricketts, MFA from SAIC, is a Faculty Emeritus from The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools where she taught photography for 26 years. Retired, she dedicates her time exclusively to making art and whining about politics. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Recently, she had a retrospective of her work in the Palace of Torre Tagle, in Lima, Peru. She will exhibit new work in Germany in 2018. Favorite alternative fact: That the earth is flat, something my dear cousin actually believes. Oy. 

Kent Rogowski is an artist/photographer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Kent’s works are often provocative and whimsical manipulations of objects and images that surround us in our daily lives. From teddy bears to jigsaw puzzles and self help books, he uses and alters mass-produced consumer products as a vehicle for self expression. By transforming the generic into something personal, Kent questions what these products communicate, and also what role they play in our culture.

Pavel Romaniko was born in Pereslavl-Zalessky, a small town outside of Moscow, Russia, in 1980. He came to the United States at the age of seventeen. Romaniko completed a BA in Studio Arts from Northwestern College in Saint Paul, Minnesota (2002), and an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology (2009). Recent solo exhibitions include Nostalgia at Harriman Institute at Columbia, New York, Tyler Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College; Art Center, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, and Glory at Gallery Kunstler, Booksmart Studio, Rochester, NY. His work has been featured as part of Museum of Contemporary Photography Midwest Photographers project. He is currently on faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. 

Jake Romm is a writer for The Forward and other publications. His photography has appeared in Phroom Magazine and Ain't Bad Magazine. 

Brittan Rosendahl’s art develops as a response to untraditional materials and conditions of expiration. He considers himself a conceptual artist stirred to action by imagery and circumstance. His movements energize materials which have lost vitality. Rosendahl's work’s have most recently been shown by New Orleans Photo Alliance in their exhibition titled: Maximize Window. Two of his pieces were included in DAM Projects 2014 showcase: Sunday School #1. Letter From New Orleans at A_SPACE in London, England. Favorite alternative fact: "No one loves the first amendment more than me."

Kris Sanford explores intimate relationships, specifically queer desire, through the use of appropriated images and text. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, London, Miami, and New York. Recent awards include the Fellowship 17 International Award from Silver Eye Center for Photography and the Visual Studies Workshop Residency Award through Critical Mass 2016. She is currently an assistant professor at Central Michigan University. Favorite alternative fact: I like to think that the moon really is made of cheese.

Jasper Savage is a photographer from Ontario, Canada. Her work is primarily personal investigations into the dynamics of her relationships within her family, lovers and herself.  She has been apart of group exhibitions at the Centre for Fine Art photography in Colorado, as well as numerous shows in Toronto. Savage graduated from Sheridan College's Applied Photography program in 2010. Favorite alternative fact: that "1984" sold out after Kellyanne Conway's speech - but that's a fact. 

Raphael Shammaa is a New York based photographer from Cairo, Egypt. He went to college in Paris and Lausanne where he studied photography. He moved to New York homesick and heartbroken, with two hundred dollars as his stake in a new life in America. After a while assisting other photographers he decided on a radical career change, a different path forward: he needed to make a living. Things went well enough after that. Years have passed and he is now free from having to think in terms of income and survival and finds himself back to doing what makes his blood run - fine art photography. Favorite alternative fact: Believing good things last forever.

Tatum Shaw is a photographer and advertising copywriter. He currently resides in Portland, OR. Favorite alternative fact: The gay frogs.

Michael Sherwin is an artist exploring scientific, cultural and historical interpretations of the natural world. He has won numerous grants and awards for his work and has exhibited widely. Sherwin earned an MFA from the University of Oregon in 2004, and a BFA from The Ohio State University in 1999. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Art in the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University. Favorite alternative fact: the failure of objective photography.

Iggy Smalls (b. 1992, Norway) work as a freelance photographer and image maker. She tells stories through images - fictional as well as non - fictional and others as well as her own. Inspired by painting, Iggy uses arbitrary color in her work to convey an atmosphere or a feeling. Her photos have been exhibited in Florida, Nepal, Costa Rica and Belgium, while currently based in Badalona, Spain. Favorite alternative fact: That a person can singlehandedly change the world.

Christian Tablazon works mainly with text, photography, and video. He is a recipient of several national fellowships in cultural criticism, and an international fellowship in transdisciplinary arts from Plymouth University. His works have been published and exhibited in 10 countries, and his videos were also screened in the second edition of The Wrong–New Digital Art Biennale. He lives and works in Manila and Laguna, Philippines. Favorite alternative fact: photography per se.

Alex Thebez is an Indonesian photographer and GIF artist currently based in New York. Alex’s passion for storytelling drives him to portray narratives and imagery through various mediums. Alex is particularly interested in the mundane and everyday. Alex often makes GIFs with the GIFRIENDS collective. Favorite alternative fact: Bedbugs prefer unsanitary, urban conditions.

Taylan Turan is a photographer and writer between places. He went to boarding school right outside of Istanbul, where he learned about languages, collectivism, and the morning smell of industrial waste. He went to college in St. Louis, Missouri, where he took up film and photography. His primary interests include the study of non-anthropocentric spatiotemporal consciousness, neo-Bazinian approaches to realism, and medium-unbound communication of constructed semiotics. Favorite alternative fact: Life imitates art.

Ilinca Vanau is a photographer with a background in film studies and social anthropology, living in Scotland. She works on medium format and 35mm film, exploring the themes of memory and identity. Her photographic and video work has been featured in exhibitions and installations as well as in photography publications across the UK. Ilinca understands photography as a practice of self-knowledge and contemplation. Favorite alternative fact: Freedom is Slavery. 

Daniele Vickers grew up actively involved in the Mormon church and experienced a variety of powerful, spiritual experiences regarding the veracity of Mormonism. After her 18 month mission for the church, she developed epistemological issues regarding many doctrines of the church, resulting in a crisis of faith. Her work deals with ideological paradigm shifts, in addition to epistemology and the ways in which people are certain of something. (What is the process of unknowing something?). Favorite alternative fact: "The rain should have scared them away. But God looked down and he said, 'We’re not going to let it rain on your speech.' In fact, when I first started I said, "Oh no." First line, I got hit by a couple of drops. And I said, 'Oh, this is, this is too bad, but we’ll go right through it.' But the truth is that it stopped immediately. It was amazing. And then it became really sunny, and then I walked off and it poured right after I left." (Said by Donald Trump on January 21 during a speech at the CIA Headquarters).

Sadie Wechsler was raised in Seattle, Washington where she lives and works. She studied photography at Bard College receiving a BA and Yale University School of Art where she earned an MFA. Her work has been included in shows both nationally and internationally, and has been included in many publications. She recently had a solo exhibition on view at Seattle’s Gallery4Culture titled Part I: Redo, and is published a book of the same title released in 2015. 

Sheila Zhao is a photographer based in Shanghai, China. She is interested in exploring the medium of photography in its different forms and capacities. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, as well as a number of photo festivals around Asia. Favorite alternative fact: That global warming was created by China