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Jacob Wachal

Jacob
Wachal

SPE Member since 2019
Member Chapter: Midwest

Jacob Wachal

SPE member since 2019
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Jacob Wachal is a lens-based fine artist from Lexington, Kentucky. As a second-generation Filipino-American, he is heavily interested in exploring the intersections of his identity through his practice, especially in relation to the decolonization of the photographic image. His contemplative photographs and installed works explore overarching themes such as time, memory, and sense of place as they relate to his experiences within his own family, as well as within the Filipino diaspora in America. These works utilize historic and analog photographic and printing processes in reference to the implications of Western colonialism in photographic history, especially ethnographic practices conducted by Europeans and North Americans in Southeast Asia, as an act of reclamation of agency. Jacob graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BFA in Studio Art and is expected to graduate in 2023 from the Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in Photography.

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