The World Forgetting by the World Forgot

The World Forgetting by the World Forgot
December 7 – December 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday / December 7, 5:30 – 7:30

Columbus College of Art & Design
Faculty Presentation Gallery
Second Floor of Design Studios on Broad
390 East Broad Street, Columbus Ohio

This exhibition of photographic based work from 14 CCAD students in Shannon Benine’s Digital Imaging class explores and examines the relationship between memory and photography.

Memory is an enigma, inconceivable in its entirety. It is a connection to our past in the most literal sense – a moment or years frozen in time. Our memories stand as a vital part of our being; it collectively forms who we are today and who we will remain to be in the future. It is quantitative and qualitative, non-material and non-physical. For us, memory is photographs. More so, the photograph is the vessel of memory. As photographers, we are explorers of memory – trekking the journey across time, space and sense.


I am excited to say that I have been nominated and accepted to be on the ballot for the 2013 – 2017 Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Board of Directors Election! If you are a member of SPE be sure to vote for me, the last day to vote is November 30th (so you have a bit more time than the Presidential election).

Daily Practice


Images from Plural’s solo exhibition (which includes collaborative works from Jeremiah Chiu and myself).

Daily Practice
October 4 – November 1 / 2012
Salisbury University

2011 Pingyao International Photography Festival

curated by Susan Dooley
September / 19 – 25 / 2011

I was recently part of a group exhibition in the 2011 Pingyao International Photography Festival along with two of my former students, Anastasia Samoylova and Kelley Moulton. The exhibition, Symbiosis, was curated by Susan Dooley and included work from several U.S. Professors of Photography along side a selection of work from their students.

Pingyao International Photography Festival is an extremely large and well-attended weeklong event that draws a truly international audience. It is held in converted factories, warehouses, Buddhist and Confucian temples, throughout the 2700-year-old walled village that is a UNECO World Heritage Site. There are an abundance of other events associated with the festival, including lectures, panel discussions, large screen evening slide shows and much more. It is a particularly intense week of being overwhelmed with amazing photography and photographers from all over the world. Here are some more images from this years festival taken by Susan Dooley.



September 15 – October 2 / 2011
Reception / Thursday / September 15 / 5 – 7 pm

Hartmann Center Gallery
Bradley University
1423 St. James St.
Peoria, IL

Entropy is an interactive art exhibition that is the result of a unique collaboration. Select art and mechanical engineering students and professors from Bradley University, along with members of the science-based art group The League of Imaginary Scientists, have constructed a concoction of interactive mechanisms designed to open your mind to the concept of entropy and its place in the universe.

Contributing artists, engineers…, professors, Imaginary Scientists, and space aliens include (alphabetically):

Shannon Benine
“Dr. Hernandez-Gomez” of the LOIS
Elizabeth Kauffman (Mosher)
“Professor Madmann” of the LOIS
David Manosalvas
Kelley Moulton
Grace Pisula
Calvin Schenk
Dustin Schumacher
Robert Sprague
Dr. David Zietlow

Come experience an exploration into the wild world of entropy! We’ll even let you create earthquakes and destroy cities…and who doesn’t love a little chaos?

Invite your friends, family, or anyone looking to have a good time with fun art.

I am excited to say that this week I begin my new job at Columbus College of Art & Design as an Assistant Professor of Photography and Multi Media. Hello Ohio!

I was recently invited to be a featured artist on Check it out.

“Sept 11 – Oct 7, 2011 will mark the ten year anniversary of our nation continuously at war.
10 Years + Counting invites artists and others to take this historic moment as inspiration and use the power of creativity to illustrate the costs of war and imagine a more peaceful world.”