“Appetite: The Culture of Food.”
September 04 – October 12
(extended until October 26, by appointment only)
Air Circulation has the pleasure of introducing Appetite: The Culture of Food, a group exhibition of photojournalistic work related to the culture and economics of the global food chain. The opening reception will take place on Thursday 09.04, 7-9 pm. Featuring works by:
Dominic Bracco II, Andrea Bruce, Alan Chin, Peter DiCampo, Brendan Hoffman, Ed Kashi, Yunghi Kim, Charlie Mahoney, Diana Markosian, Justin Maxon, Pete Muller, Katie Orlinsky, Lance Rosenfield, Bob Sacha and Max Whittaker.
Curated by Melanie Burfordabout the artists Dominic Bracco II explores the effects of global economics on local communities. Although he works internationally, Dominic’s work often returns to document the effects of Mexican and North American policies on the Texas / Mexico border region where he was raised. He has degrees in journalism and Spanish literature from The University of Texas at Arlington. Past clients include Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian Magazine. Dominic is also a founding member of the collective Prime. He is based in Mexico City.
Since 2005 Pete Muller have worked to document the individual consequences of war, poverty and social unrest. Through a combination of photography, text, audio and video recordings, he aims to illustrate broader issues through individual stories. He strive to create images and material that demand consideration for the lives of those depicted. Peter believes that intimate, sensitive photographs leave indelible marks on the conscience and actively oppose the sterilization of human suffering.
Katie Orlinsky is a photographer, journalist and cinematographer from New York City. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/Latin American Studies from the Colorado College and a Master’s degree in Journalism as a Stabile fellow in Investigative Reporting at Columbia University. Katie is currently a contributor with Reportage by Getty Images and regularly works for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Le Monde and various non-profit organizations around the world.
Lance Rosenfield is a freelance photographer based in Washington, DC, with frequent trips to his hometown of Austin, Texas. In addition to shooting editorial and commercial assignments, he concentrates on long term self-directed work and teaching senior photojournalism students at Corcoran College of Art + Design. He has exhibited in a number of group shows in New York, Virginia, Texas, California and Connecticut. Lance’s project ‘Thirst for Grit’ was chosen as a finalist for the 2009 Emerging Photographer Grant awarded by the Magnum Foundation, as well as the Michael P. Smith Grant for Documentary Photography. He was selected to the Eddie Adams Barnstorm Workshop in 2007 and is a 2010 B&W Magazine Spotlight photographer. Lance serves on the Board of Trustees for Austin Center for Photography and loves the films by Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, and Michelangelo Antonioni.
Bob Sacha is an award-winning freelance multimedia producer, documentary cameraman, internationally published photographer, multimedia and film editor and teacher based in New York City. He shoots and produces stories, conducts on-camera video interviews, shoots motion and stills, edits audio, video and stills and uses the assets to edit and create the cinematic openings to web sites. He also teaches these skills to students around the world. For more than 25 years, Bob has been a globe trotting, award-winning photojournalist, working on contract for National Geographic, LIFE and Fortune magazines and freelancing for many, many publications and corporations.
Max Whittaker is a freelance photojournalist based in Sacramento, Calif. He studied history at the University of California, Davis, and became interested in photojournalism while on a climbing trip in South America. Max worked at newspapers in Iowa and California before going freelance in 2004. He’s covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, presidential campaigns, and social issues in California. He’s a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, senior contributing photographer for Sactown magazine, and is a founding member of Prime collective.
about the curator
Melanie Burford explores long-term projects that blend documentary photography with investigative journalism. A photographer and multimedia journalist based in New York, her career began in New Zealand, working at The Evening Post before moving to America in 1999 where she attended Ohio University. She became a staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News in 2003 before moving to New York in 2009 where she became a founding member of the photo collective, Prime.
She was part of the team of Dallas Morning News photographers who received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Melanie’s work has been recognized at the Lone Star Emmy Advanced Media Awards, the 74th annual National Headliner Awards, the Harry Chapin Media Awards, the Best of Photojournalism and Pictures of the Year International. A part-time adjunct professor at The Journalism School at Columbia University, her passion for teaching has gained her keynote speaking roles, including the Kodak Seminar Series touring Australia and New Zealand in 2008.image: Brendan Hoffman