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2023 Annual Conference

Denver

March 16-18, 2023

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Sophie Chalk

Sophie
Chalk

SPE Member since 2021
Member Chapter: Northeast

Sophie Chalk

SPE member since 2021
Fabián Barazza
wet plate collodion

Sophie Chalk

SPE member since 2021
Ghost of a Plant
Unique contact botanical transfer with Eucalyptus globulus leaves (blue gum) and silver nitrate

Sophie Chalk

SPE member since 2021
Fabián Barazza
wet plate collodion

Sophie Chalk

SPE member since 2021
Ghost of a Plant
Unique contact botanical transfer with Eucalyptus caesia flowers (silver princess gum) and silver nitrate

Sophie Chalk

SPE member since 2021
Anima / Animus
wet plate collodion

Sophie Chalk

SPE member since 2021
Ghost of a Plant
Unique contact botanical transfer with Callistemon (bottlebrush) and platinum silver

Sophie Chalk

SPE member since 2021
Sapphic Brides
wet plate collodion

Sophie Chalk

SPE member since 2021
Ghost of a Plant
Unique contact botanical transfer with Callistemon (bottlebrush) and platinum silver

about

Sophie Chalk (they/them) is a transdiciplinary photographic artist working primarily with concepts of queer ecology and historical archive. Drawing upon photographic history and theory, their works are powered by the notion that photography can be a driving force for social engagement and change. Utilizing methods from 19th Century historical alternative processes to cameraless techniques such as botanical printing and some of their own creation; Chalk's portfolio features falsified archives of queer bodies, through to ephemeral, color-shifting botanical prints created by (mis)using museum grade chemistry. Their practice ultimately examines the role of the photographic in the contemporary landscape as a medium that has the potential to invite to re-see and witness again. Creating direct avenues and opportunities to challenge our existing perception.

Chalk earned their BFA in Digital Media and Film at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia and their MFA in Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. Currently based in the US, they have exhibited in Melbourne, Adelaide, Pingyao, Bandung, New York, Minneapolis and Barcelona.

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