2014 Workshop Fellows

Senior Fellows

Bruno Ceschel is a writer, curator and lecturer at the University of the Arts London. He is the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy (SPBH), an organisation that supports and promotes the work of emerging photographers. SPBH has organised events at a number of institutions around the world, including The Photographer’s Gallery, ICA London, The Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, Aperture Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg amongst others. Most recently, SPBH has published books by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Cristina De Middel, Mariah Robertson and Lorenzo Vitturi. Ceschel writes regularly for a number of publications including FOAM, The British Journal of Photography and Aperture Magazine and has guest-edited issues of Photography and Culture, Ojo de Pez and The PhotoBook Review.

Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. He is a contributing editor at Blind Spot magazine, and frequent lecturer at universities. His monographs include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010), and Hotel Oracle (2013). He is co-editor, with Gregory Halpern, of The Photographer’s Playbook, and co-author of the forthcoming photobook for children, This Equals That.

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Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the chapbook En las maravillas/In Wonder (Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2012) and Ivory Black, a translation of Negro marfil by Myriam Moscona (Les Figues Press 2011). Her latest homemade books include Denotative Skies (DIY edition, 2013) we do not see what we do not see (DIY edition, 2013), When We Said This Was A Space, We Meant We Are People (Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2013), and Shroud: A Piece Of Fabric Sewn To A Piece Of Paper By Way Of A Map (collaboration with Jill Magi, DIY edition, 2013). Her work is available from presses including Action Books, Atelos, Dusie Books, Insert Press, Kenning Editions, Litmus Press, Little Red Leaves (Textile Series), Palm Press, Subpress, and Ugly Duckling Presse. She teaches poetics, translation and bookmaking at CalArts and Otis College.

claudia2Claudia Rankine is the author of four collections of poetry, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, and the plays, Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue, commissioned by the Foundry Theatre and Existing Conditions (co-authored with Casey Llewellyn). Rankine is co-editor of American Women Poets in the Twenty-First Century series with Wesleyan University Press. Forthcoming in 2014 are Citizen with Graywolf Press and The Racialized Imaginary with Fence Books. A recipient of fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, and the National Endowments for the Arts, she teaches at Pomona College.

Hannah Whitaker is an artist based in New York. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from ICP/Bard. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris, Locust Projects in Miami, and Thierry Goldberg in New York. In 2012, she was nominated for the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Prize. She co-edited issue 45 of Blind Spot magazine and co-curated its accompanying show at Invisible Exports in New York. Whitaker is the author of Imaginary Landscape No 1, a self-published book project. Additionally, she is a contributing editor for the Triple Canopy, where she organized an issue devoted to how we view photographs online.

Matvei Yankelevich is the author of the poetry collection Alpha Donut (United Artists Books) and the novella-in-fragments Boris by the Sea (Octopus Books), and the translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook/Ardis). He is a founding editor of Ugly Duckling Presse, where he has edited and designed books and chapbooks and ephemera since the 1990s. He has taught at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, for the MFA in Writing at Long Island University, and is a member of the Writing Faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. In the Spring of 2014, he’ll be the resident director of Salt & Cedar Letterpress in Detroit.

Junior Fellows

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna* 2013). She has been published widely and her performance work has been featured at The Kitchen, Exit Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Whitney, MoMa and The Walker Center. As a curator/director, she has staged events at El Museo del Barrio, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Symphony Space and BAM Café. A recipient of several awards, LaTasha, along with Greg Tate, are the founders and editors of Coon Bidness, yoYo and SO4.

 

Emma Kemp will represent Earl Gravy, a parasite spawned from continued efforts at art-making by Emma Kemp and Daniel Wroe. Recent works include The Great Planes (2013) and Tan Lines (2014). Both artists attended California Institute of the Arts.

 

Michael David Murphy is an artist and writer in Atlanta, Georgia. His most recent project, “We Are the 15 Percent” received global notice, including the Katie Couric Show, MSNBC, The Today Show & The Huffington Post. His installation, “Unphotographable” was shown at Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland in 2012. Michael’s photographs and writing about photography have been published worldwide. He is Program Manager for Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

 

Bobby Scheidemann is an artist whose work explores everyday phenomena through photography and video. He received a BFA in Photography from Texas State University in 2011 and has exhibited in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Ohio, Texas and internationally in Sweden and the United Kingdom. Bobby currently resides in Austin, TX watching traffic for roadtolls.tumblr.com and filming bands in their kitchen for kitchenconcert.tumblr.com.

 

Analicia Sotelo received her MFA from the University of Houston. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Antioch Review, The Indiana Review, West Branch, Subtropics, iO, Anti– and others. She lives in Houston, TX and reviews for American Microreviews and Interviews.

 

Thomas Whittle is an artist currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His practice includes painting, drawing and photography as well as curating, writing and installation. In 2013 he took part in the residency Testing Ground: Master Class at the Zabludowicz Collection, London as well as exhibiting the solo exhibition I Against I: Part I and Part II at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Whittle has also exhibited in Dortmund, Munich, Istanbul, London, Toronto, Worcester, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle.