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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Rosalyn Gerstein

Rosalyn Gerstein

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 10:15am, Chace Auditorium

Picturing Providence

Roz Gerstein is a documentary photographer, curriculum designer, and independent publisher. She studied photography with Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design, with prints of her work in the collections of George Eastman House, Princeton University Art Museum, Polaroid, Art Institute of Chicago, and National Gallery of Canada. She has exhibited at ICP, BCA, PCNW, and Boston City Hall Gallery. She taught at MCA, Emerson, and NESOP, and developed arts enrichment classes for public and private schools in Providence, Cambridge, and Seattle. At Education Development Center she used documentary photography and innovative graphic design to create award-winning high school curricula. She founded a non-profit to develop media in support of women's changing role in society, publishing five editions of The Women's Yellow Pages® Original Sourcebook of self-help articles illustrated with photography by women artists. At the MIT Media Lab she developed an interactive documentary video on divorce used to train mediators at Harvard Law School and distributed nationally. She holds a BFA and MAT from RISD, and a PhD from MIT in Communication Technology and Culture.

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