Alum Ailbhe Greaney, SPE grant winner and speaker for the 54th Conference

A Fulbright and Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholar, Ailbhe Greaney is a graduate of Dublin City University Ireland 2000, The School of Visual Arts New York 2003, and is Ulster University's Belfast School of Art MFA Photography Course Director, where she has been Lecturer in Photography since 2007. In recent years she has completed a residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris 2014, and has spoken at "Fast Forward: Women In Photography," Tate Modern, 2015. The work Street Flower was exhibited in the 2016 Aperture Summer Open Exhibition "Photography is Magic," curated by Charlotte Cotton.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 11:00am, Orange AB "Street Flower, An Impossible View"

Ailbhe's photographs center around themes of migration and the definition of home in an expanded field of new technology. They endeavor to picture individuals who have left something of their sense of self behind. Within 'Street Flower,' color and dress become a language, and the photographs a fabric, which transform and reimagine complex personal identities, connecting people and place across time and space. Here the materiality/immateriality and malleability of photographs is explored, as well as the importance of repetition, gesture, and performance. This reflects upon the use of technology in navigating family divides and in the creation of an impossible view.