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  • "Every breath we drew" at Gallery Kayafas

    The show is coming together- I'm very excited about my upcoming exhibiton at Gallery Kayafas in Boston, MA.  I'll be exhibiting more than 30 photos from Every breath we drew alongside work by the incredible August Sander. If you're in the area, please come to the opening on Friday, September 5th or the gallery talk on Saturday, September 6th (or both!).

  • Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography

    I am excited to announce that Every breath we drew is now a part of the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL. 

    Inaugurated in 1982, the Midwest Photographers Project is a rotating collection of portfolios by both prominent and emerging photographers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Each portfolio represents a current body of work from a recent or on-going project, and is loaned to the museum for a two-year period. Spanning a diverse array of media, subject matter, and style, MPP is a unique and expansive resource on contemporary regional photography. 

  • Gallery Kayafas

    Two photos from Every breath we drew are on display at Gallery Kayafas.  The full show will be up from September 5 - October 11.

  • Visiting artist at Anderson Ranch

    I arrived at Anderson Ranch late last night to begin a 9 day stay as a visiting artist.  Here are the first two self-portraits from this morning:

  • 2013 Pingyao International Photography Festival

    Work from Every breath we drew will be on display in the 2013 Pingyao International Photography Festival in Pingyao, China.  Here are a few shots of the exhibition catalog.

  • San Diego Museum of Art

    I'm on my way to the San Diego Museum of Art, where my photograph Dallas is on display in their exhibition Double Portraits, which pairs contemporary photographs with paintings from the 16th through the early 20th centuries.  I'll be giving an artist talk at the museum on Thursday, August 1st at 7 p.m.  There is also an article about my visit in the local LGBT paper.

  • Voices of Photography: "Bodies and Sex"

    An interview between myself and Indie Photobook Library founder Larissa Leclair is published in the May/June issue (Bodies and Sex) of Voices of Photography, a photo magazine based in Taiwan.  In the interview, we talk about my current work Every breath we drew, my love of artist books, and what it means to be a socially and politically engaged artist, specifically around issues of identity.  

  • Society for Photographic Education Conference and a new artist book

    I spent this past weekend at the 50th National Conference for the Society for Photographic Education, which took place in Chicago.  I was honored to present twice, once on a panel discussion titled Queer photography: an open and inclusive panel discussion on queer art in schools, studios, galleries, and beyond.  My fellow panelists were David Martin, Logan Rollins, and Rafael Soldi.  The discussion was passionate and intense, and the response to the panel was an indication that SPE could use many more discussions like these in the future.  Below is a photo from our presentation.

    The second presentation was on my newest body of work Every breath we drew, and I was thrilled to see many familiar faces in the audience as well as quite a few new ones.  The highlights from the weekend are too numerous to mention, but I met so many wonderful people and am already looking forward to next year's conference.

    I also recently released a new artist book, pretty boys looking at me.  It is handmade in an edition of 100 and was very well received at SPE (and is selling quickly).  If you're interested, you can get a copy here.

  • Indie Photobook Library

    Thanks to the Griffin Museum of Photography and Larissa Leclair, Transcendence is now in the collection of the Indie Photobook Library

    About the Indie Photobook Library:

    Founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010, the Indie Photobook Library is an archive of self-published and indie published photobooks. This includes DIY, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, and non-English language photography books, etc. The iPL promotes and showcases the books in the collection through international pop-up and feature-length exhibitions, articles, conferences, guest lectures, and also preserves them as a non-circulating public library. Having a specific collection dedicated to this contemporary movement in publishing allows for the development of future discourse on trends in self-publishing, the ability to reflect on and compare books in the collection, and for scholarly research to be conducted years, decades, and centuries to come.

  • Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection

    Yesterday I had the privilege of visiting the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, a special collection within the John M. Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that contains over 6,000 artists' books.  I'm thrilled to say that they acquired several of my publications, including Every breath we drew, Transcendence, and A Moment Collected: Photographs at the Harvard Art Museum.  Below is a photo taken while filling out acquisition paperwork.  

  • Daylight Multimedia

    Every breath we drew was chosen by David Bram of Fraction Magazine for a Juror's Pick Award in the 2012 Daylight Photo Awards.  As a result, Daylight created a wonderful multimedia podcast about my work, which can be seen here

  • Gettin' things done at the gallery

    I had a wonderful day today at Gallery Kayafas catching up with Arlette and Gus as well as getting some work done.  Gus and I added the finishing touches on my portfolio A Moment Collected: Photographs at the Harvard Art Museum.  Though the printing has been done for quite some time, and several of the portfolios have already been purchased, the remaining portfolios still needed a few finishing touches.  It felt good to get that done, and it is always great to spend time at the gallery when I'm back in Boston.  As a bonus, both Howard Yezerski and Judy Haberl happened to come by while I was there, which was a nice surprise and made for an especially nice day.