Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lenscratch


John Bridges, Embrace


LENSCRATCH, a daily journal/magazine that explores contemporary photography and considered one of the top 10 Photography related blogs you should be reading by Source Review, Wired.com and InSyle Magazine, featured the upcoming show that I am exhibiting a silver gelatin photograph in. See article written by Aline Smithson here or below.
 RayKo’s 7th AnnualPlastic Camera Show opens Wednesday, March 5th from 6-8pm and runs through April 29th, 2014. It’s one of my favorite toy camera events and I have been a participant over the years, attending the spirited and packed-to-the-gills openings that have connected me to wonderful image makers. And as Gallery Director Ann Jastrab states,”..this year won’t just have pictures from the usual suspects, stars of previous years like Thomas Alleman, Michelle Bates, and Sam Grant. It also won’t just have sublime landscapes, fiery trees, unique Polaroids, heartbreaking portraits, funny dogs, sexy horses, crazy cross-processing, flares of wild color, precious 2 ¼ inch square collodion plates and one taxidermied giant anteater. The exhibition will have stunning photographs from Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Iran, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and, ohhnc, from many of these United States of ours, all the way from Maine to California, and Alaska AND Hawaii too!
And just when you thought film might be dead. Well apparently not, so rejoice and come down to RayKo on the night of March 5th to experience the magic with the rest of us fans of the latent image. Many of the artists will be in attendance, including this year’s featured artist is James Rohan.
Long live toy cameras….and film!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Plastic Camera Show at Rayko Photo Gallery in San Francisco


Excited to announce I will be in this exhibit! Hope you can make the Plastic Camera Show at Rayko Photo Gallery in San Francisco and see my 120 film image taken with a plastic Holga and printed in silver taken in 2004 in the middle of Lake Nicaragua.  The opening reception is March 6th from 6-8pm. The show is from March 6th to April 29th.




Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Year of the Horse! Had to show my horse neighbors the February 2014 issue of the Sun Magazine that I am published in.  My photograph was taken in a snow storm in Manhattan. 



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Artist Resume- Katie DelaVaughn

New Year! Updated Artist Resume. Happy 2014!

EDUCATION:

2008 MA Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Thesis: Benefits of Photography for Bilingual/Bicultural Students

2001 Graduate Certificate, Documentary Photography Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME

2000 BA Spanish, Sociology, Leadership, Nonprofit Management, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Continuing Education Classes at International Center for Photography, Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts, Adorama, B&H, VII, PDN and En Foco Seminars, New York, NY, Eddie Adams Workshop, Jefferson NY, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC, Photoville, Brooklyn NY 2007-2013

EXHIBITIONS:

2015
Painted Moon, Thrive Birth Center, Santa Rosa, CA
From the Womb to the World, Thrive Birth Center, Santa Rosa, CA
Women as Witness, Brooklyn, NY
Pedagogy of Photography Permanent Exhibit, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

2014
Plastic Camera Show, Rayko Photo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Place Where We Live, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA
Art Around Town at Petaluma Valley Hospital, Petaluma, CA
Inwood Pop Portraits and Poetry, New York Public Library, New York, NY
Pedagogy of Photography Permanent Exhibit, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

2013
The Place Where We Live, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA
Art Around Town at Petaluma Valley Hospital, Petaluma, CA
Unclothed, Juried by Mona Kuhn, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Inwood Pop Portraits and Poetry, New York Public Library, New York, NY
Pedagogy of Photography Permanent Exhibit, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

2012
A Portrait of NYC, Photoville, Brooklyn NY
TOT ART, Eastern Shore Center, Fairhope, AL
A Tribute to Moms,  Shutterfly.com
Inwood POP Portraits and Poetry, New York Public Library, New York, NY
Pedagogy of Photography Permanent Exhibit, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

2011
Dinner,  Juried by Harvey Stein,  Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Inwood Pop Portraits and Poetry,  New York Public Library, New York, NY
Pedagogy of Photography Permanent Exhibit, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

2010
Contemporarious, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL
Picture Hope: Doctors Without Borders Haiti Benefit Exhibit, Soulcatcher Studio, Santa Fe, NM
Pedagogy of Photography @ NYC Creative Week, New York, NY
Inwood Pop Portraits and Poetry, New York Public Library, New York, NY
Pedagogy of Photography Permanent Exhibit Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

2009
Pedagogy of Photography Permanent Exhibit Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
American Photography 25,Online Tribute Gallery (www.ai-ap.com) Juried by Kathy Ryan, The New York Times Magazine; Stacy Baker, More; Jen Bekman, Jen Bekman Projects Inc.; David Carthas, Blender; Gary Koepke, Modernista!; Robert Priest, Portfolio; and Fred Woodward, GQ
Caliente/Hot, Juried by José Torres-Tama, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA
Forever Hold Your Peace, Juried by Sylvia Plachy, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA
New York Photo Festival, Powerhouse Books, Brooklyn, NY
BED, Juried by Harvey Stein, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Phases of Existence, NYU Rosenburg Gallery, New York, NY
Inwood POP: Portraits and Poetry Community Exhibit, New York, NY*
Immigrant Jukebox Journey, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

2008
artHARLEM H.O.A.S.T. (Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour), New York, NY
Peace Corps Photography Exhibition, Juried by Dr. Anthony Bannon (director of George Eastman House), Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Soho Photo National Competition Exhibition, Juried by Charles Traub, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
STAC’s 29th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Juried by Christopher James, Mill Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
Circling the Globe Through Women’s Lives, Mill Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
Educational Equity, Policy, and Transformation in the Americas, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY*

2007
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, Promises and Hopes of the 21st Century. The ‘Government of Change’ and the Mexican Exodus to the United States 2000-2006, International Center in New York, NY
Facing the Educational Challenges of the Americas, The important link between art and education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY*

2006
Celebraciones, Museo del Altagracia, Ometepe, Nicaragua*
Crossing The Line, CYO Retreat Center, Occidental, CA*

2003
Fractured Families, University of San Diego Peace and Justice Institute, San Diego, CA*
Fractured Families, World Beat Cultural Center, San Diego, CA*
Fractured Families, Linda Vista Multicultural Fair, San Diego, CA*
Fractured Families, Association for Borderland Studies Conference, Las Vegas, NV*
Freedom in America? War, Peace and Justice, University of San Diego Social Issues Conference, San Diego, CA *

2002
Cotton Harvest, Tower Theater, Fresno CA
Resilient Nicaragua, Tower Theater, Fresno, CA*
Resilient Nicaragua, University of San Diego Peace and Justice Institute, San Diego, CA*

2001
Secret Sorrow, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies Gallery, Portland, ME

2000
Tijuana Border, Casa del Migrantes, Tijuana, Mexico*
Tijuana Border, "Challenging Injustice with Peaceful Solutions", University of San Diego Social Issues Conference, San Diego, CA *
Tijuana Border, Borderland Studies Conference: Bi-national Links for Community Service Learning, Western Social Science Association, San Diego CA*

STUDENT EXHIBITIONS:


2009
Celebrando Quince Años con Si a La Vida, Casa José Maria, Altagracia, Nicaragua*
Interpreting Realities, Negotiating Perspectives, and Exploring Complexities, Columbia University, NY*
Global Youth Media and Arts Festival, New York University, New York, NY
Phases of Existence, The New York City Public Library (NYPL), Bronx, NY*
Dare to Dream Immigrant Heritage Week Art Festival, Caribbean Cultural Center, New York NY
Immigrant Jukebox Journey, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Inwood POP: Portraits and Poetry, Amistad Dual Language School and Inwood Community, New York, NY

2008
artHARLEM H.O.A.S.T. (Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour), New York, NY
Educational Equity, Policy, and Transformation in the Americas, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY*
Our Identities Exhibition, The New York City Public Library (NYPL), Bronx, NY*
Global Youth Media and Arts Exhibition, NYU Commons Gallery, New York, NY
Gurlz Roll Deep, Franklin D Whalen Campus, Bronx, NY*
Pedagogy of Photography with Youth in the Bronx, Milbank Chapel, New York NY*

2007
Nuestros Colores Community Installation, E 138th Street, South Bronx NY *
Shout out for Peace, E 139th Street, South Bronx NY*

2005
Fruits & Roots, Karawala Library, RAAS, Nicaragua*

2003
Searching Inside with Spanish, Creole, and Miskitu Teens, Saint Martín Community Center, Bluefields, Nicaragua*
3:23 Exploring 23 Cultures Within a 3 Mile Radius, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

2002
El Jardin, Biola Pershing Elementary, Biola, CA*
Nuestras Visiónes, McCabe Junior High School, Mendota, CA*

2001
Spindleworks, Gallery Local 188, Portland, ME*

1999-2000
Mi Tijuana, Hogar Infantil La Gloria and University of San Diego, San Diego, CA *

Solo Exhibits*

COLLECTIONS:

La Vieja Iglesia Parroquial de Altagracia, Nicaragua
Si A La Vida, Managua, Nicaragua
Student Press Initiative, Morse Center for the Professional Education of Teachers, New York, NY
Center of Teacher Education, Peace Corps Fellows, Columbia University, New York, NY
Youth Noise, San Francisco, CA
World Savvy, New York, NY
Bronx River Alliance, New York, NY
SBCSICA, South Bronx, NY
Karawala Library, Karawala, Nicaragua
Catholic Charities, Fresno, CA
International Rescue Committee, San Diego, CA
Transborder Institute, San Diego, CA
Casa del Migrante, Tijuana, Mexico

GRANTS/ AWARDS/ RECOGNITION: 


2014
February Sun Magazine publication

2013
PetaPixel Feature

2012
Cover photograph on the November issue of the Sun Magazine

2011
Awarded a Brooklyn Arts Council Community Grant for a personal and collaborative community photography project

2010
Cover photographs on the February and July issues of the Sun Magazine

2009
New York Times Lens Blog features my photograph from the BED exhibit
American Photography 25, Juried by Kathy Ryan, The New York Times Magazine; Stacy Baker, More; Jen Bekman, Jen Bekman Projects Inc.; David Carthas, Blender; Gary Koepke, Modernista!; Robert Priest, Portfolio; and Fred Woodward, GQ
Community Service Learning Mentorship/Professional Development Grant
World Savvy Global Youth Media and Arts Educator

2008
Eddie Adams Workshop Barnstorm XXI Student Photographer
Two Honorable Mentions at STAC’s 29th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Juried by Christopher James, Mill Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
World Savvy Global Youth Media and Arts Educator
Resources for Classrooms Grant (to fund “Our Identities” photography exhibit at NYPL)

2007
Center for Environmental Research and Conservation Fellowship- Teacher Training in the Dominican Republic

2006-2007
Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Service Learning Grants (awarded three times for Pedagogy of Photography projects)

2005
San Diego Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Association Grant (for community health, education, art campaign)

2004
Lea Libros Grant (to fund books for Pedagogy of Photography library project in Nicaragua)

2002-2003
Transborder Institute Photography Grant (to photograph Fractured Families in Mexico)
Central Valley Photo Contest, Grand Prize

2000
Associated Students Academic Research Grant (to photograph Resilient Nicaragua in Nicaragua)
Community Diversity Grant (exhibit photographs of the Tijuana Border)

PUBLICATIONS:


The New York Times Lens Blog
PetaPixel
The Sun Magazine
Manhattan Times
World Savvy Collaborators Guide
The New Yorker (Episcopal)
Portland Phoenix
Riverdale Press
Migrante Magazine
Great Valley Center
Peace Corps Fellows Times
Cover Photograph of Book: Triumphant Moments: Reflections on Peace Corps Fellows’ First Years of Teaching, Columbia University
University of San Diego Voices
University of San Diego Study Abroad Magazine
University of San Diego Asylum Magazine
InSite

BIOGRAPHY:


Peace Corps Fellows Times, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2009
Manhattan Times, July 3 2009
Fellows in Focus, Peace Corps Fellows Program, 2008
Impact, Combining Service with Art, Spring 2008
LiFE, Resources for Schools and Teachers, Office of School and Community Partnerships, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2007
University of San Diego Voices, “Every Picture Tells a Story, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 4, December, 2001

PRESENTATIONS:


Artist Talk, Collaborative Photography, Petaluma Arts Center, 2013
Arts and Education for the Latino Community, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY 2010
Inwood POP: Portraits and Poetry, Amistad Dual Language School, New York, NY
Education Across the Americas Conference, Voices of Immigrant Youth: Using New Media and Technologies as tools for Self-Expression and Identity-Making, Columbia University, 2009
Annual National Service Learning Conference Growing Hope, Cultivating Change, Pedagogy of Photography: Linking Community Service, Nashville, TN, 2009
Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Literacy Through Photography Conference, Durham, NC, 2008
Rethinking Food, Health, and the Environment: Making Learning Connections, The Center for Ecoliteracy and Teachers College Columbia University Professional Development Institute, 2008
Educational Equity, Policy, and Transformation in the Americas Conference, Columbia University, 2008
The New York City Public Library (NYPL), Pedagogy of Photography (POP) Our Identities, 2008
Peace Corps Fellows Community Service Learning Workshop, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2007-2008

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I am giving an artist talk this evening at the Petaluma Arts Center at 7:25. The talks start at 6. I'll be speaking about a piece from Karawala, Nicaragua & sharing my Pedagogy of Photography collaborative work with bilingual & bicultural youth from Latin American to New York City.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I'm in two upcoming exhibits in my new hometown, Petaluma, California!

Four of my photographs were selected for the exhibit, Landscapes- Art Around Town at Petaluma Valley Hospital. The show will be held from November 13, 2013 – February 12, 2014. The selected black and white photographs are from Beaver Dam/ Wisconsin, Cape Cod/Massachusetts, Yosemite/California and Bronx/New York.

I found out about this exhibit and was encouraged to submit by attending a fabulous Day of the Dead celebration last Saturday night at the Petaluma Arts Center -located in the Historic Railroad Depot Freight Building. My little choo choo lover was so happy. We had such a great time and I was so impressed with the art and culture of the Día de Muertos event that I became a member of the Petaluma Arts Center. 

I will also be in the upcoming 13th annual members show, The Place Where We Live, November 15, 2013- January 3, 2014 at the Petaluma Arts Center. I will be exhibiting one of my favorite images from Karawala, Nicaragua where I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  The opening for the The Place Where We Live Exhibit is Saturday, November 16th from 4:00-7:00.

I hope you can check out some of my photographs around Petaluma.  See links below for  more information or location for shows.


The Place Where We Live Exhibit

Art Around Town at Petaluma Valley Hospital

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

As a documentary photographer, nothing feels more real than photographing birth.  I love being a documentary birth photographer and I am on a birth high for weeks after.  It is so unbelievable to watch a little human enter the world and be a part of such an intimate milestone in families lives!  I photograph births and other family related work under the site photoRAYA.  Raya means new & life in Miskitu, one of the languages I spoke as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua   One of my recent birth photos was removed & then restored on facebook and it was written about here by PetaPixel. PetaPixel is a leading blog with 146k followers covering the wonderful world of photography whose goal is to inform, educate and inspire in all things photography-related.




Here is the direct link to the story. http://petapixel.com/2013/06/25/birth-and-breastfeeding-photos-removed-restored-on-facebook-and-instagram/