F295 actively seeks out some of the most exciting work being made today and presents it to you in the unique and marvelous F295 symposium format. Here is some short biographical information on the 2104 speakers!

batemanHeadshotEdward James Bateman
Salt Lake City, UT

The work of Edward Bateman exists in a space between photography and printmaking, although his extensive use of 3D modeling technologies is not common to either medium. Through a use of constructed and often anachronistic imagery, he creates allegedly historical artifacts that examine our belief in the photograph as a reliable witness.
Although some elements in his work depict real things, many objects have never had a tangible physical existence. These are modeled completely inside the world of a computer. They are ghosts made of nothing more substantial than numbers; yet they seemingly share space with objects that have both physicality and history. This digital matrix must then be processed to mimic light itself, one beam at a time, taking from hours to days to complete and involving literally trillions of calculations.
Edward Bateman is an artist and assistant professor in the department of Art and Art history at the University of Utah. In 2008, he was awarded the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Award for his contributions to the arts. In 2009, Nazraeli Press released a book of his work titled Mechanical Brides of the Uncanny. In 2012, he was profiled in the UK publication Printmaking Today, the authorized journal of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. His work has been exhibited internationally in seventeen countries and is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Getty Research, the Pforzheimer Collection of the New York Public Library, Cornell University, Brown University, and others. Website: www.ebateman.com

BinhHeadshotBinh Danh
Tempe, AZ

Binh Danh, Assistant Professor of Photography at Arizona State University, received his MFA from Stanford University in 2004 and has emerged as an artist of national importance with work that investigates his Vietnamese heritage and our collective memory of war, both in Viet Nam and Cambodia-work that, in his own words, deals with “mortality, memory, history, landscape, justice, evidence, and spirituality.” His technique incorporates his invention of the chlorophyll printing process, in which photographic images appear embedded in leaves through the action of photosynthesis. His newer body of work focuses on the Daguerreotype process with subject matters ranging from American Civil War battlefields and the national parks.
His work has been included in important exhibitions at museums across the country, as well as the collections of the Corcoran Art Gallery, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the deYoung Museum, and the George Eastman House, among many others. He received the 2010 Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation and is represented by Haines Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. Website: www.binhdanh.com

Hayman2Jefferson Hayman
Tappan, NY

Jefferson Hayman is an artist that works within the themes of nostalgia, common symbols and memory. He lives and works in Tappan, NY a small town located minutes outside of Manhattan and filled with the history of the American War of Independence.

From his training and environment Hayman has forged an individual visual sensibility. The photographs themselves are handcrafted silver gelatin, platinum and pigment prints that seem historically timeless, captured with a delicacy of tonality that harks back to the highest traditions of graphic art. The works are then paired with antique or artist made frames which place each piece into the realm of unique statements.

His work can be found in many private and public collections, most notably The Museum of Modern Art, The Boston Athenaeum, The New York Public Library, The collection of Sir Elton John, and the collection of Robert DeNiro amongst many others.

danH_portraitDan Herrera
Sacramento, CA
Dan Herrera is a photographer based in Sacramento, California, with a satellite studio in New York City. Dan uses an elaborate means of image capture, composition, and output that merges 19th century printing techniques with contemporary digital post-production. His work explores how the aesthetics of process can be used as a narrative element.

Dan’s exhibition record includes shows in New York, Los Angeles, and numerous Bay Area venues including the De Young Museum in San Francisco, and the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has been recently published in Submerge Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, Diffusion Magazine, and JuxtapozHe currently teaches classes in photography, art, and design as an adjunct professor at American River College, and The Art Institute of California. Website: www.danherrerastudio.com

JoeMIllsBioPicJoe Mills

…I have formed a picture of the universe that is different than most carry.  It formed out of the one annihilated when, at the age of 21, I experienced a psychotic break, a schizophrenic episode that put me in an asylum for 6 months, half of which was spent in a complete seamless delusion. I slipped into this state as something of a card-carrying existentialist and came out like a newborn—fragile, totally vulnerable, but with an unshakable knowledge of there being great meaning to this life, of there being an undeniable harmony to “things,” of there being absolute truth, one that is mirrored by art that is pure. It is all that I do now—simply making this perception I was given denser through art, art that comes through you not from you. The past, present, and future appear to me to be part of the same moment, a liberating concept of time for it frees you up from the strain one feels in their art when “contemporary relevance” reels its ugly head. Read this as “temporary con,” for it is delusional to believe otherwise. Your job is to make this object that is one’s unique perception of this truth, simply denser. When you enter this stream of thought, this archeology of the moment, the current begins to take you with it. No longer do you struggle for momentum, for its power and beauty is overwhelming.

You will hunger for it and it will be the food that sustains you because it will be your connection to the truth of things… Joseph Mills…  from a letter to Lisa

Mills’ work is included in many prominent collections including The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The High Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston TX, The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA, The National Museum of American Art in Washington DC, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and others. His monographs include Psycho Path, Six by Six series (set 2) published by Nazraeli Press  (2010),  Witness Number 5, published by JGS Inc., distributed through Nazraeli Press (2009),  Anarch, published by Nazraeli Press (2007),  Data, documentary DVD published by Joy of Giving Something, NY (2005),  The Loves of The Poets, co-published by Hemphill and Nazraeli Press (2005), and Inner City, co-published by Hemphill and Nazraeli Press (2003). He received the Virginia Museum Professional Fellowship Grant in 2000 and 1998

BeaNettlesHeadBea Nettles
Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

The exhibition career of Bea Nettles began in 1970 when her work was shown in “Photography Into Sculpture,” at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Recognition as an experimental photographic artist followed and her work has been featured in over two hundred exhibitions throughout the world.

Nettles’ work is found in history texts including Art Since1940: Strategies of Being (Abrams), History of Women in Photography (Abbeville Press), World History of Photography (Abbeville Press), Photographers Encyclopeaedia International (M Auer, Switzerland), and The Photography Collector’s Guide (NY Graphic Society).

Her work has been regularly reviewed and featured internationally in magazines in the United States, Italy, Portugal, Australia, England and France. Her images are in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Polaroid International Collection, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the International Museum of Photography at the Eastman House, and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. Her artists’ books can be found in special collections libraries at museums and universities including Yale (Beinecke), University of Washington, and Virginia.

She has received two National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowships and grants from the New York and Illinois State Arts Councils.

Nettles has taught photography and the production of visual books to over one thousand students since 1970.  In addition her classic alternative processes textbook Breaking the Rules: A Photo Media Cookbook influenced two generations of readers. She has delivered lectures and workshops internationally and is widely recognized for her innovations in mixed media photography and photographic books.

For more information, visit her extensive website for links to interviews, podcasts, and her artwork.

RossiterHeadAlison Rossiter

Alison was educated at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, and has held teaching positions at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and Drexel University, freelance photography in the studios of Christies auction house in New York, and eight years as a Photography Conservation Assistant at The Better Image provide the foundation for careful experiments with expired photographic papers.





sternbachHeadJoni Sternbach
Brooklyn, NY

Joni Sternbach was born in the Bronx, New York. She graduated from New York University/International Center of Photography (ICP) with an M.A. in Photography in 1987. She is currently a visiting artist at The Cooper Union and faculty member at ICP and the Center for Alternative Photography in NYC teaching wet plate collodion.

Sternbach uses early photographic processes to create images of contemporary landscapes and seascapes. Her photography has taken her to some of the most desolate deserts in the American West to some of the most prized surf beaches on both coasts. Recently Sternbach traveled to Byron Bay, Australia as part of Art Park/Atlantic’s new Artist-in-Residence program.

Sternbach’s solo exhibition, SurfLand, which captures portraits of surfers in tintype, opened at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, in May 2009. Her monograph, SurfLand, was published in May 2009 by Photolucida.

Sternbach is represented in New York by Rick Wester Fine Art. Her work is part of many public collections including the Nelson Atkins Museum, PEM, St Louis Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She is the recipient of several grants including NYFA and CAPS.