Cart Search
submit Remember my login
login
Search

2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

Looking for a chapter event?

Past SPE Annual Conferences

Jeremy Dennis

Jeremy
Dennis

SPE Member since 2015
Member Chapter: Northeast

Jeremy Dennis

SPE member since 2015
Untitled

Jeremy Dennis

SPE member since 2015
Between Language and Action
archival inkjet print

Jeremy Dennis

SPE member since 2015
Jealous Man
archival inkjet print

Jeremy Dennis

SPE member since 2015
The Woman of Stone
archival inkjet print

Jeremy Dennis

SPE member since 2015
Manitou Hill
archival inkjet print

Jeremy Dennis

SPE member since 2015
Will-O-Wisp or Foxfire
archival inkjet print

about

My name is Jeremy Dennis and I am a Shinnecock and Hassanamisco-Nipmuc tribal member. I live on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in New York. I graduated with a BA from Stony Brook University and currently completing my MFA in photography at Pennsylvania State University.

My work and photography is themed around my identity as an American Indian growing up on a reservation. It began in undergrad, when I was experimenting with intaglio and dry point printmaking techniques. Although these unique printmaking mediums had a desirable element of multiples, I felt like the process was unnecessarily time consuming. Through presenting and creating this work, I felt my audience and I shared a mutual value and interest in it, so I continued this theme in photography, because I feel like photography has the power of bringing these stories to life, but it also references our associations with Native American culture and how we generally receive this information.

Indigenous stories have traditionally served in a role of dealing with the unknown for Native people, specifically to illustrate the power of nature and create a reverence for it. As a Native American myself, recreating these stories with digital photography is my way of dealing with my own mysteries

Email Sign Up

SPE email updates contain resources, news, and more!

About this piece

Comments about this piece

Dialogue and critique are important to the SPE mission.
Please join the conversation.

Exit Full Screen Mode