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March 01-04, 2018

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

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Rebecca Sittler

SPE Member since 2012
Member Chapter: West

2015 Caucus Juried Entry

The personal is political and the political is personal. "All the Presidents' Men" combines images made in presidential museums and historic sites across the United States with images from my father and grandfathers' homes. I am intrigued by photography's role within an increasingly immersive museum environment, and its effect on the stories that we tell about our personal and political lives.

American political elections often act as a referendum on American masculinity, particularly in races between men. Archived in the American history museum, these visual and rhetorical devices are so familiar that they have effectively become "hidden in plain sight". Within the museum, I isolate sections of displays to highlight slippages in these familiar facades, revealing unintended emotive, personal or narrative dimensions. Ultimately, I am driven by the possibility of a more complex national and familial portrait.








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