Cedric Nunn (born in Kwa-Zulu Natal, 1957) began to take photographs professionally in the early 1980s in South Africa and is well known for images taken during the struggle period under Apartheid rule and from the transition to democracy in the 1990s. He has exhibited extensively in South Africa and Europe, and in 2012 David Krut Projects presented Call and Response, a travelling retrospective of photographs and Nunn’s first solo exhibition in New York. His latest series of photographs focus on South Africa’s 100 Years War. The exhibition of these works has traveled through South Africa and to Germany, and will be exhibited in the US in Fall, 2015. Co-sponsored by RISD Printmaking Department.
December/January is a collaborative body of work by husband-and-wife photographers Thad Russell & Jo Sittenfeld. Russell, a Stanford and RISD alum, makes work that examines the contemporary American landscape in all of its beauty, perversity and pathos. His photographs have been published in the London Observer, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, New York Magazine, and the Photo District News Annual. Sittenfeld, a graduate of Princeton and RISD, takes honest and compassionate portraits of family and adolescents. She received a 2015 RISCA Fellowship Merit Award in photography, and her work has been included in shows at Soho Photo, The Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, NM, The Queens Museum, The Albuquerque Museum, and the Princeton University Art Museum. Russell and Sittenfeld live in Providence with their two young children and both teach at RISD.
Maria Martinez-Canas was born in Havana, Cuba. She received a B.F.A. in Photography from the Philadelphia College of Art and an M.F.A. in Photography from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. An artist who works with innovative, non-traditional photographic media, she has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad, with 35 one-person exhibitions and over 250 group exhibitions.