Teaching: Reading Pictures Writing Photography, Carnegie Mellon University, Fall 2018.
"and the trees are still homes" an installation by Vincent Zeng featuring photographs from her residency at Great Smoky Mountain National Park, are on display in the Atwood WIndow Gallery, 251 Atwood Street. Have lunch at Spice Island and check it out! IG @atwoodwindowgallery
Two diptychs from On Garrison Creek appeared in SITE/SIGHT at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts, May 12 - June 8, 2018)
Work from On Garrison Creek was shown for the first time at flotillafotilla's popup show, "The GROUND" on April 14, 2018. Thank you flotillaflotilla.
The Silver Eye Center for Photography Benefit Auction is on May 19. Preview Party is April 28. Go see the pieces that so many talented photographers have donated to support this great organization that was so important to me as a teenager learning about photography in Pittsburgh, that I continue to cherish today.
Currently teaching: "Reading Pictures/ Writing Photography" at Carnegie Mellon University
Amani Davis's installation "The Price of Luxury" is in the Atwood Window Gallery. 251 Atwood Street, PIttsburgh, next to Spice Island Tea House
Darrell Kinsel's mixed media figures "Shells of Our Former Selves" are now on display in the Atwood Window Gallery, 251 Atwood Street, Pittsburgh.
I continue to explore my neighborhood which sits above one of Toronto's lost rivers, the Garrison Creek: instagram.com/mudlarkingonthegarrison
I contributed two audio essays to Getting the Water Right: The Culture and Politics of Water in the Everglades by Adam Nadel with scholarship by Jessica Cattelino at the Southeast Museum of Photography, October 26, 2016 - February 4, 2017
"Touch ID" portraits by Andi Irwin are now on display in the window of the Atwood Window Gallery.
Charlee Brodsky's photographs and Jim Daniels' poems are now up in the Atwood Window Gallery. The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation has made a page where you can see all of the artists whose work I have shown in the Atwood Window Gallery over the last couple of years. Thank you to all of the generous artists! And thanks to Wanda Wilson and the OPDC, and especially to Emily Hower for putting this page together. The windows are at 251 Atwood Street, Pittsburgh, next to Spice Island Tea House (fb).
I had a portrait of John Riegert in the summer 2016 exhibition at Space Gallery in Pittsburgh, "John Riegert," organized by Brett Yasko who asked 255 Pittsburgh artists to make portraits of his friend John. John is an artist whose work was in the Atwood Window gallery last year, and he was a docent at the show. http://johnriegert.tumblr.com/
I wrote the exhibition essay, "In the Air, in the Forest, at the Bottom of the Ocean" for Apprehensions, at Circuit Gallery in Toronto. It's a terrific show, and the prints have the kind of presence that rewards seeing them in person. Curated by Claire Sykes and featuring the work of Chris Bennett, Eamon Mac Mahon, and Jon Wyatt. Circuit Gallery, Toronto, November 26 - December 19, 2015.
The SPE Mid-Atlantic Region Conference were in Pittsburgh October 23-24, 2015. Keynote speakers: Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe. The theme was "About a Place" and it was a pleasure and honor to be able to hear so many wonderful photographers speak about their work. I organized the panels for the conference and also moderated a panel including Andrew Frost, Jay Muhlin and Joshua Rashaad McFadden. Other photographers participating included Jeff Rich, Christine Holtz and Lauren Zadikow, Deborah Jack, Daniel King, Michael Sherwin, Lori Hepner, Angeles Cossio and Ivan Ng.
I'm honored to be included in Start with Art: Pittsburgh, a project conceived and developed by Matthew Conboy, the recipient of the 2014 Crusade Engagement Grant from Crusade for Art. For the entirety of 2015, every baby born at The Midwife Center for Birth & Women's Health, St. Clair Hospital, and UPMC Mercy will begin life as an art collector; babies born in July 2015 went home with a print of Aviary, below.
A World Imagined: Kelli Connell and Sara Macel, organized by Leo Hsu and David Oresick
April 3 - June 13, 2015, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh PA
- Thursday April 2, 2015 6:00 pm: Sara Macel talk at JVH Auditorium, Thayer Hall, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street
- Friday, April 3, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 pm: Gallery talk and Opening Reception with Kelli Connell and Sara Macel at Silver Eye Center for Photography
- "Talk-tails: Closing Reception for A World Imagined", June 13, 6:00 - 8:30
No Job, No Home, No Peace, No Rest: An Installation by Will Steacy, co-curated with Ellen Fleurov, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh. September 14 - December 15 2012
HomeFrontLine: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11, co-curated with Ellen Fleurov, Featuring work by Peter van Agtmael, Claire Beckett, Nina Berman, Kevin Bubriski, Gabriela Bulisova, Ashley Gilbertson, Baptiste Giroudon, Michael Kamber, Ben Lowy, Alfonso Moral, and Eugene Richards. Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh. September 12 - December 10 2011
Rethinking Pittsburgh's Industrial Legacy, curated by Leslie Golomb (Assistant to the Curator), Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh. April 16 - May 7 2011
Home for Good, curated by Jon Levy and Foto8, New York Photo Festival. May 14 - 17 2009
Reading Pictures, Writing Photography, Carnegie Mellon University
Current Directions in Documentary Photography, Carnegie Mellon University
Trajectories in Photography: From Prehistory to 1945, Carnegie Mellon University
Critical Issues in Documentary Photography, Carnegie Mellon University