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Bill Davis

Bill Davis

Saturday, October 06, 2018 @ 1:00pm, Lecture Center 102

Present Tense: Best Sustainable Practices in Photography

WMU Professor of Art Bill Davis is known for staged narrative studio imagery. Awarded residency fellowships from Centro Selva, Cone Editions, Torre Pujales, and Ragdale, he has evolved to exhibit work related to sustainability and The Humanities. A recipient of a Kalamazoo Arts Council Individual Artist Grant and WMU $25,000 fellowship to direct the Autism and Visual Art Project, Davis is currently funded from a WMU grant through the Milton Ratner Foundation for "No Dark in Sight", an exhibit and project exploring the use of natural and artificial light to propel culture. Collections include the Museum of Contemporary Art (Costa de Morte), Cincinnati Art Museum, Czech Guild of Art and Ceramic Design, Univ. of Louisville Photo Archives, Ukrainian Fine Art Photographers Union, Centro Selva, and Cone Editions. Funding from the Institut d'Etudes Superieures des Arts, Australia Federal Arts Body, Ohio Arts Council, and Cincinnati/Kharkiv Sister City Project have supported his work. Publications include Light and Lens (2nd edition and 3rd edition), Art Guide Australia, B&W, Aeqai, Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator, Art Against Terror, Polly, What!, XConnect, MAHB, Smash, and Atelier. Davis has lectured to societies, schools, and conferences- from Harvard to Karlovo University.

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