University and college students from across North Carolina will come together for a day of photography portfolio reviews by esteemed publishers, curators, gallerists, artists and educators. From 4:30-6:30, the public is invited to view the work and meet the reviewers. Reception and food truck will be onsite. The UNCG Art Truck will host a pop up portrait studio open to all. Come out and enjoy the events.The Photography Portfolio Review is made possible by the UNCG School of Art Maggie and Gene Triplette Fund
Maggie Triplette is an avid art lover and has been collecting photography for over 30 years.
Dhanraj Emanuel Originally from India, Dhanraj Emanuel comes from a long line of photographers, including his father, uncle and grandfather. Influenced by the vibrant streetscapes of India, light, color, texture and narrative are the building blocks of his photographs. A MFA from the University of Memphis helped shape Dhanraj’s sense of design and with his intuitive use of light, he creates images that are elegant yet unpretentious.
Dhanraj developed a passion for food after he moved to America and began to cook for himself. These days he brings his love for cooking and photography together by shooting food for advertising and editorial clients including the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, AAA Living, Our State Magazine and The Fresh Market to name a few.
Emanuel is based in Greensboro, NC, and teaches Commercial Photography at Randolph Community College in Asheboro NC. .
Lisa McCarty is an image maker, curator, and educator based in Durham, North Carolina.
Lisa has participated in over 60 exhibitions and screenings at venues such as The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Chicago Photography Center, Houston Center for Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, Asheville Art Museum, and the American University Museum. Lisa’s photographs have also been shown internationally in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Argentina. Additionally her moving images have been screened at festivals such as the New York Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Cairo Video Festival in Egypt, Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival in the UK, and Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in Scotland.
Lisa has held curatorial positions in archives, libraries, galleries, and private collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library, the Peace Corps Archive, George Mason University Art Galleries, the Cassilhaus Collection, The Nasher Museum of Art, and The Center for Documentary Studies. Lisa received a MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University and is currently Curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library as well as an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies.
Lori Vrba is a native Texan now residing in Chapel Hill. She is a self-taught artist committed to film and the traditional wet darkroom. Vrba's imagery is rooted in themes of memory, illusion, loss and revival. Her one-of-a-kind assemblage pieces combine her photography and vintage curiosities. She considers each piece to be much like an objectified journal entry. Her solo shows have been met nationally and internationally with great acclaim. Vrba believes her exhibition installations are an extension of the aesthetic and narrative components of her imagery. Her work is held in permanent as well as private collections through out the world. Her first monograph published by Daylight was named one of the top ten photo books of 2015 by American Photo Magazine.
Emily Stamey is the Weatherspoon Art Museum's Curator of Exhibitions. Previously she served as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona and as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas.
Stamey received her Ph.D. from The University of Kansas, Lawrence and completed her undergraduate work at Grinnell College in Iowa. Her curatorial interests are broad: she has presented exhibitions of photographs by Hank Willis Thomas and Gordon Parks, videos by Alfredo Jaar and Kelly Richardson, paintings by Odili Donald Odita and Leslie Shows, and site-specific installations by Tony Feher and Santiago Borja. Her current research focuses on the uses of fairy tales in contemporary art.