Michael Mergen and Erin Devine

Professors Michael Mergen and Erin Devine presented on Saturday at the Southeast College Art Conference, hosted this year by the Savannah College of Art & Design.  For the panel Get Out of the Car: Photography and the Local, Professor Mergen presented his work traveling around the country, photographing unusual polling centers as unique spaces that address the nature of community and civic engagement in the U.S.  For the panel Race & Gender in the Photographic Image, Dr. Devine read an abbreviated essay, “Exocticization as Strategy: Race & Gender in the Photography of Shirin Neshat,” which she is developing into an article for publication.

Both professors were very well received, and were invited by panelists and audience members to present their work at other upcoming conferences.  Go Photo!

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