Mitch Eckert, M.F.A.

Associate Professor

About

"Creativity occurs in the act of encounter and is to be understood with this encounter as its center" -- Rollo May • Professor Eckert chooses to photograph in color for its symbolism and the mood or tone associated with hues. He works with a medium format camera and on occasion utilizes digital media to create images. These photographs are of objects that he finds on his encounters and journeys in daily life. He feels that the objects in the photographs are metaphors for a specific moment in his existence. In essence, Professor Eckert is collecting consciousness. By incorporating text within the image he is allowing the viewer the opportunity to hear his voice resonate the memory that he has of the symbols he has arranged. In photographing these arrangements, he creates a record, a visual memory of a time and place in life.

Teaching Areas

ART 106: Foundation 3D Design
ART 351: Introduction to Black and White Photography
ART 551: Photography Techniques & Processes
ART 552: Color Imaging
ART 553: Advanced Photography
ART 554: Alternative and Historic Processes
ART 555: Directed Study in Photography
ART 590: Toy Camera
ART 651: Workshop in Photography

Research

Photography • Alternative and Historical Processes

Exhibitions

PYRO Gallery 10th Anniversary, Louisville, KY, 2014
Faculty Exhibition, University of Louisville, 2014
Salt: Photographs by Mitch Eckert and Laura Hartford,
McGrath Gallery, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, 2013
National Collage Society 6th Annual Postcard Show, Kent, OH, 2013
iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs
, The Lunch Box Gallery, Miami, FL, 2012
Technology: High and Low
, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, 2012
Phoneography: photos from phones by Mitch Eckert and you
, The 930 Art Center, Louisville, KY, 2012
6x6x2012, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, 2012
Illusion, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2012
The First International Photography Annual, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2012
Mitch Eckert:
Dialogue / Object, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville, KY, 2011