Upstate: Photographs by Tema Stauffer

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9.2 X 0.5 X 11.2 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author
Alison Nordström is an independent scholar, writer and curator based in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in historical and contemporary photographs of all kinds. Formerly the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography, (Florida) and Senior Curator of Photographs/Director of Exhibitions at George Eastman House, (New York) she is the author of over 100 published books and essays on photographic topics, and has curated over 100 photographic exhibitions in nine countries. Currently a Research Associate at Harvard, she is also a visiting scholar in photography at Lesley University and the photo/video editor for the Journal of Florida Studies. She has recently served as Artistic Director of Fotofestiwal Lodz, in Poland, and is an exhibition curator for the Hamburg (Germany) Triennial in 2018. She holds the PhD in Cultural and Visual Studies.
Tema Stauffer is a photographer whose work examines the social, economic, and cultural landscape of American spaces. She is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at East Tennessee State University. Her work has been exhibited at Sasha Wolf, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, and Jen Bekman galleries in New York, as well as galleries and institutions internationally. In 2018, Daylight Books published a monograph of her Upstate series portraying the lingering legacy of American industrial and agricultural history in and around Hudson, New York. The book was nominated for the Unveil'd Photobook Award 2018 and the prints were exhibited at ETSU's Reece Museum, Tracey Morgan Gallery, ilon Art Gallery, and Hudson Hall. Her work is represented by Tracey Morgan Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina, where her current series, Southern Fiction, will be exhibited in Fall 2021. The production of this body of work received support from ETSU's Research Development Committee through a Small Grant Award in 2019 and a Major Grant Award in 2020. She is the recipient of a Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship award towards completing this project.
Xhenet Aliu's debut novel, Brass (Random House, 2018), was named a Spring 2018 Barnes & Noble "Discover Great New Writers" selection, received starred reviews in Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal, and was called a "striking first novel" by Publisher's Weekly. Her short fiction collection, Domesticated Wild Things and Other Stories(University of Nebraska Press, 2013), won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction and was called "extremely funny and mordant" by author Sherman Alexie. Aliu's writing has appeared in journals such as Glimmer Train, Hobart, The Barcelona Review, Necessary Fiction, American Short Fiction, as well as in the anthology Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine (O/R Books, 2015). A fellow of the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Aliu has received financial support from the Elizabeth George Foundation and was the recipient of a special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology.