Description: An exhibition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Louisville Photographic Archives. Since 1962 the University of Louisville Photographic Archives has grown to over two million images by hundreds of internationally known and emerging photographers, along with major collections such as the Roy Stryker Papers, Standard Oil (New Jersey) Photo Documentary Project, Caufield and Shook, and Fine Print collections. For the 50th anniversary we have organized an exhibition featuring the work of contemporary photographers alongside photographs that they have chosen from the archives. We have invited esteemed local photographers and friends of the Photographic Archives to submit work that reflects or is inspired by works in our collections. This pairing of contemporary and archival photography is meant to illustrate the significance of the Photographic Archives as a consummate resource that remains open to all artists, students, researchers and casual browsers alike.
Description: This exhibition is composed of fifty-four alumni who received arts degrees from either a BA in Fine Arts, BFA In Studio Arts, BFA in Communication Arts and Design, BFA in Interior Architecture, MA in Studio Arts or MAT at the University of Louisville since 2000. They are currently working as artists, arts educators, designers, illustrators, curators, gallery directors and arts activists. They also may be running their own business and/or continuing their education (two are currently in PhD programs). Of the alumni in “Making it: Now”, twenty-seven have gone on to earn higher degrees at other institutions including Tyler School of Art, Yale University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, New York Academy of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Rhode Island School of Art, University of Pennsylvania, Pratt, University of Cincinnati and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Some have stayed in Louisville or this region while others have moved to New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, San Francisco and all points between.