Activities

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

Read "The Coast", my exhibition essay for Phil Cheung's exhibition The Edge at Circuit Gallery, Toronto, from January 12 - February 4, 2017

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.

Aviary, 2014

Aviary, 2014

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 HealthSt. 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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions

Free to the People in Behind Our Scenes , curated by Jen Saffron,  SPACE Gallery,  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  November 8 2013 - January 26 2014

 

Exhibition curation

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

Will Steacy, photo courtesy Silver Eye Center for Photography

Will Steacy, photo courtesy Silver Eye Center for Photography

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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

Visitor responses to HomeFrontLine: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11

Visitor responses to HomeFrontLine: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11

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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

 

Courses

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