Justin Audet is a photographer whose work, although drifting in character, is grounded in the relationships between animations within surroundings. His time growing up was mostly spent wandering through schools, lawns, forests, and corporate and industrial properties, public and private. He surrounds himself with books, engages in making them, and dwells in Philadelphia for the time being.
Matt Baczewski is an artist working in text, sound and photography/video, exploring the relationships between mediums, place and duration. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA in 2014 with a BA in English, and is based in the Binghamton, NY area.
Edith Fikes is a photographer with training in architectural photography and a general interest in cultural geography. She has a B.A. from University of Washington-Seattle in the Comparative History of Ideas and an M.A. from Cornell University in History of Architecture and Urbanism. Areas of focus include European cultural life and contested territories in Southeast Europe.
Marcella Green is an artist from Pennsylvania who works primarily in photography and sculpture. She earned her bachelors degrees in creative writing and sculpture from Binghamton University in 2014, and a Post Baccalaureate certificate in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Pablo Lerma is a visual artist and researcher based in New York. His artistic practice involves researching and collecting photographs, maps, drawings, illustrations, and geological material addressing concepts such as time, change, erosion, and extinction. He holds a BFA in Painting and MFA in Studio Art from the University of Barcelona; and a Diploma in General Studies of Photography from the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, Spain. His work has been exhibited at Flowers Gallery, Konstanet, Centro Huarte, NYU, Fotoweek D.C., SCAN International Festival of Photography, La Fábrica and Fundació Foto Colectania, among others.
Carla Liesching is a South African artist and educator based in New York. She received a BFA in Photography and Art History with minors in Linguistics and Theatre, and ideas around language, fiction and performance frame her understanding of photography. Grounded in experiences growing up during Apartheid South Africa, her work considers the intersections of representation, knowledge and power; focusing on colonial conceptions of race, identity, nationality and geography.
As an installation artist, community organizer and photographer in Los Angeles, Jason Lipeles experiments with vulnerability as an intimate method to invite participants to share and experience in small-scale transformative moments. He is looking forward to further blurring the line between his work as an organizer and artist.
Melani Elissa Lopez is a photographer and filmmaker living in Ithaca, NY. She has a BFA in Film, Photography, and Visual Arts from Ithaca College. She works primarily in analog forms, often incorporating the material process into her pieces. Her developing work focuses on intersectional identity, memory, and the illusory nature of the human experience.
Sebastián Meltz-Collazo is an artist who expresses and investigates using various lens-based disciplines. Through his projects, he primarily explores inhabited spaces, analyzing their auras and semiotics, as evident texts of societies. He is also interested in creating new visual experiences based on interactions between historical and personal narratives. He is based in the US and Puerto Rico.
Martha Ormiston is an artist currently based in Los Angeles, California. Her work chronicles solitary spaces, states of isolation, and one-on-one relationships.
John M. O’Toole is a photographer and bookmaker living in Brooklyn and originally from Massachusetts. He graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Photography in 2011. He has exhibited work in Brooklyn, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Italy, England, Ireland and Finland. He is also the editor-in-chief and founder of Oranbeg Press.
Nina Perlman breathes less frequently than other people do. Building stanzas of images, often using diptychs of subtle shifts in time or architecture, or mirror-moments between individuals, her work draws a connection between the language of images and the language of poetry. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is currently based in New York City.
Guy Pettit is a writer and publisher currently living in Los Angeles, CA. He holds a BA in Creative Writing & Publishing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is the founder and director of Flying Object.
John Rufo’s work has been published, or is forthcoming, on Poets [dot] org, Ploughshares, The Offing, Drunken Boat, Tagvverk, Entropy, The Journal Petra, NOO, and Dreginald. More information is available at dadtalkshow.tumblr.com
[Portrait by Sean D. Henry-Smith]
Kirslyn Schell-Smith works mainly with photography and text and is interested in the ways in which art and language intersect. Much of her work deals with identity, sexuality, abandonment, and the mundane. She can often be found drinking Diet Coke and finding abandoned cats.
Hartwick College Graduate Nicolina Schonfarber is a photo-artist and writer native to Upstate New York. Working mainly with disposable camera prints, personal conversations, and journal entries, Nicolina uses her work to explore internal human struggles. She then weaves these individual pieces into installations or series, in order to find a greater understanding of where they fit into this world or beyond.
Janet Solval is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from California State University, Northridge. Janet investigates the world primarily through photography, both digital and analog, as well as correspondence, video, and other media.
Grant Willing is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He has exhibited his work at the Foam Fotografiemuseum, MoMA PS1, Higher Pictures, and Preteen Gallery, and has also self-published several books of his photographs and drawings on subjects ranging from black metal to citrus fruit.