Katherine Cunningham

Katherine Cunningham is a lens-based artist, writer, and educator. She is a Lecturer in the photography program at GSU where she teaches a variety of courses: Introduction to Photography, Studio Foundations, Video, History of Photography and Senior BFA Portfolio Seminar.

Katherine received a BFA in photography from Washington University in St. Louis, with time abroad at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She went on to obtain an MFA in photography from The University of Notre Dame, where she was awarded the Erfroymson Fund Emerging Artist Award. In 2011, she earned an MMus from the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, the Netherlands having participated in an interdisciplinary program called ArtScience. Her curiosity about the world and passion for art making has lead to diverse experiences, from photographing girls’ schools in Cairo, Egypt to working on augmented reality with the prestigious V2_Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Katherine has exhibited and published both nationally and internationally.



With God on Their Side installation view #2. Image courtesy the artist.

Ben Bowden Lee

Ben Bowden (B-ow-den) Lee is an Atlanta based artist working primarily with Photography, but his work explores a wide range of media including text, installation, found imagery and found objects. Ben earned his BFA in Studio Art from Columbus State University in 2013 and his MFA in Photography from Georgia State University in 2017. Before graduating from GSU he was one of two finalists to earn the 2017 APG Student Prize, alongside fellow CSU artist Peyton Fulford. His work has been exhibited in numerous local Atlanta galleries such as Mint Gallery, Doppler Projects, Atlanta Photography Group, and Day & Night Projects, as well as nationally in places like Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver and Aqua Art Miami. His work has also been included in Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s Inspired Georgia publication in 2016, and work has been seen in online publications such as Burnaway and Aint-Bad Magazine.
After returning home as the artist-in-residence at the Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC, Ben began teaching part-time for the Georgia State University Photography Department while continuing to make and exhibit work surrounding themes of tragedy, loss, and the often futile search for identity.


Jill Frank

Jill is an Assistant Professor in the GSU Photo Program. Jill teaches a variety of courses, most recently: Senior BFA Portfolio Seminar, Junior BFA Directed Study Seminar, Film & Darkroom, Interdisciplinary Graduate Theory Seminar and Graduate Critique and Thesis courses.

Jill received a BA in photography at Bard College and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2008. Some awards include: the Merit Scholarhship at SAIC, Wienstein Memorial Fellowship for Photography at SAIC, and the Working Artist Project Fellowship at The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCA GA). Recently she has received grants from GSU: the Research Initiation Grant and a curatorial grant from the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA). She has received curatorial grants from the Kentucky Foundation of Women and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and research grants from Eastern Kentucky University for a collaborative visual ethnography project with Dr. Judah Schept.

Jill has presented at conferences such as the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present at University of Maryland/John Hopkins, The Southeastern American Studies Association at Emory University, The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) hosted by University of Houston and MICA in Baltimore, the American Society of Criminology and the American Philosophical Association. She recently completed the School of Criticism and Theory (SCT) at Cornell University and The Birkbeck Summer Theory Institute at the University of London. She has attended several residencies, including SOMA in Mexico City and Hambidge in Georgia. Selected solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia and Institute 193. She has continually shown in group exhibitions around the country, including recent exhibitions at Harvard University, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and a recent group show at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Her work is in many major collections, such as: the High Museum of Art, the Do Good Fund, the University of Kentucky, the Federal Reserve of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, 21C Collection in Louisville, The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia as well as many private collections.

Her work has been on the cover of Art Papers magazine and reviews of her work have appeared in Art Forum, Art in America, Bad at Sports and The Paris Review.



#3 Installation shot Jill Frank exhibition


Interview: HAF NY