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March 07-10, 2019

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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Shannon Benine

Shannon
Benine

SPE Member since 2005
Member Chapter: West

Shannon Benine

SPE member since 2005
Means Without End
exhibition poster + postcard

Shannon Benine

SPE member since 2005
"White Patriots," Two veterans reenact an image of two white separatists at a paramilitary compound ca. 1979
archival inkjet print

Shannon Benine

SPE member since 2005
Trail to Kalaupapa
archival inkjet print

Shannon Benine

SPE member since 2005
Gas Flare Pit, Westhope, North Dakota
archival inkjet print

Shannon Benine

SPE member since 2005
Means Without End
c-print photograms, flat screen video monitor, paper and sound

Shannon Benine

SPE member since 2005
Minority of a Minority, (installation view)
archival inkjet prints, HD projected video, photocopy paper and wood

Shannon Benine

SPE member since 2005
Tour Bus
archival inkjet print

Shannon Benine

SPE member since 2005
Distributor, Bottineau Farmers Elevator, Westhope, North Dakota,
archival inkjet print

Shannon Benine

SPE member since 2005
Means Without End
c-print photogram

Shannon Benine

SPE member since 2005
The Traitor in Room 14, (detail) Days Inn Portland Airport, Oregon, formerly the Capri Motel, FBI capture of fugitive Gary Yarborough and escape of fugitive Bob Mathews when he jumped from the second story window and landed on the shrubbery below, Novembe
archival inkjet prints

about

Shannon Benine is a multimedia artist whose work simultaneously investigates the state of expanded documentary photography while it explores issues of social, political, economic, racial and environmental justice within North American communities on the margins. Her work questions the aesthetics, politics and ethics of past and present documentary techniques while it engages the viewer in a discussion and debate about the United State's politically charged history of human rights. Drawing from years of intensive artistic research, Benine combines photography, video, sound, text and archival materials to create multimedia installations that reimagine existing methodologies within the broad scope of documentary practices.

Benine's work has been held in several collections including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the National Centre of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia and the Kalaupapa National Historic Museum in Hawaii. She has received grant support from multiple institutions including the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Midwest Society for Photographic Education and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Her work has been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio; the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Illinois; the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts and the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, Washington.

Benine holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA in Photography and BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the University of Washington in Seattle. She lives in Sonoma County and works as an Assistant Professor and Director of Photography & Media Arts in the Department of Art & Art History at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California.

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