2023 Louisville Photo Biennial: Schneider Hall Exhibitions

October 5 - November 4, 2023
2023 Louisville Photo Biennial: Schneider Hall Exhibitions

2023 Louisville Photo Biennial
University of Louisville | Schneider Hall Galleries
October 5 - November 4, 2023
Reception: Thursday October 5, 2023 | 5-7pm

The Hite Institute of Art + Design is excited to participate in the 2023 Louisville Photo Biennial, a collaborative event across Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky. The Biennial celebrates the photo in all of its forms: embracing the traditional and explorations in new technology, its ability to document history and manipulate reality.  This year we will be presenting four exhibitions between our campus and downtown gallery locations. In our campus galleries we will be hosting two solo exhibition by Photo Faculty Mary Carothers and Mitch Eckert, as well as a group photo exhibition curated by MA Candidate Donna Charging. Read on for information on each of our campus exhibitions. For information on our Cressman Center exhibition please visit our website here

THIS IS NOT THE END | Belknap Gallery
Curated by Donna Charging
Featured Artists: Anthony Two Moons, Bré Taylor, Courtney M. Leonard, Nora Moore Lloyd, Tashine Azure, Tom Jones, and Trevino Brings Plenty
THIS IS NOT THE END features contemporary photo-based work produced by Native Americans from 7 different tribes. The exhibition seeks to present a pathbreaking discourse on the subject of the assumed colonial lens in conversation with collective indigenous knowledge and individual self-knowledge. Anishinaabe scholar Gerald Vizenor wrote that “[c]ameras are the instruments of institutive discoveries and predatory surveillance, photographs are cultural commodities and class representations that reduce a sense of native presence to an aesthetic dominance.” THIS IS NOT THE END presents a broad range of diverse personal experiences, challenging mainstream conventions by offering a fresh approach to rethinking pictures in Native America.

Mary Carothers: Behind the Scenes | Covi Gallery
Behind the Scenes presents a series of solarprints, made by etching copper plates in the sun, which critically examine the trends of the “picturesque” through historic and contemporary times. This exhibition acknowledges a world beyond the frame and presents an alternative engagement with landscape representation.  

Mitch Eckert: Everlasting Remains | Gallery X
Using the genre of still life with memento mori as its focus, photographer Mitch Eckert considers the effect single use plastics has in our world. The tonally rich kallitype photographs inspired by the Dutch Golden Age address the environmental impact of consumer waste.


About the Louisville Photo Biennial:

Started in 1999 by four East Market Street galleries, the Louisville Photo Biennial has grown to encompass more than fifty photographic exhibits at venues throughout Metro Louisville, southern Indiana, and central Kentucky. This amazing cooperative effort between galleries, museums, colleges, universities, and other cultural institutions celebrates the medium of photography through a rich variety of exhibits including fine art, documentary, design, historic and even everyday snapshot photography. We are pleased to present works by photographers of national and international fame, as well as our extremely talented local and regional photographers.


Top Left: Mary Carothers, Untitled
Bottom Left: Mitch Eckert, Still Life with Pentimento (for R. Fenton), Kallitype 2023
Right: Courtney M. Leonard , SOUTHWIND STUDY 13, 2017, Photo Documentation, 12" x 12"