Martha Casanave has been an exhibiting and working photographer for over thirty-five years. She has taught many workshops and master classes in the U.S. and abroad. Since 1992, she has regularly taught photography at Monterey Peninsula College and at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, California. She was awarded the Imogen Cunningham Photography Award (1979), and also was a 1989 recipient of the Koret Israel Prize. Her book Past Lives, Photographs by Martha Casanave was published by Godine in 1991. Her second book, Beware of Dog, was released by the Center for Photographic Art in 2002. Her most recent book of pinhole photographs, Explorations Along an Imaginary Coastline, was released by Hudson Hills Press in 2006. Casanave’s photographs are included in many major collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Stanford Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Museum of Photographic History in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Rosalind Shipley makes, appropriates, interprets, and writes about photographs. She culls imagery from historical archives, personal collections, the Internet, and her own practice as a photographer in order to create complex narratives that investigate the way we think about photographs. Other aspects of her work include obsessive historical research, stalking an unknown photographer through time, and testing the boundary between life and art. She is interested in what can be known, what can be imagined, and the space in between: a space embodied by the idea of photography.
Shipley received her BFA in Photography and Art History from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2000 and her MFA in Studio Art from Arizona State University in 2013. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues including the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, IN, and her writing on photography has been published in the Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology. She currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona and teaches photography at Arizona State University and Mesa Community College.
Ryuijie was born in Otaru, Japan in 1950. As a young child he moved with his family to the USA and subsequently lived in many places, from Hawaii to New Hampshire, and again in Japan, until his father retired from the military. Throughout his childhood, Ryuijie showed a serious inclination to the arts. Ryuijie has steadfastly pursued his own photographic vision for over thirty years, and has acquired a reputation for his exquisite platinum/palladium prints, in addition to his traditional black and white work. Works by Ryuijie can be found in private and public collections word wide including the Getty in Los Angeles. His work is represented by the Photo Gallery International in Japan, Galerie 19/21 in Guilford Connecticut, Peter Fetterman Gallery in Los Angeles, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, and The Weston Gallery. Carmel, California, Modernbook, Palo Alto, California, Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, Scott Nichols Gallery San Francisco, Portfolio Two is available at the Levin Gallery in Monterey, California.
Sam P. Irving
Sam P. Irving grew up in Gilbert, Arizona and at the age of four years he was diagnosed with Autism. He drew pictures at an early age, showing skills in art. He drew on any paper he found, and often his drawings were insight into what he was feeling and thinking. Through early intervention, Sam’s language development and sensory issues were a focus of his therapy, and his art became very detailed. He continues to grow as an artist in the use of color, texture, and abstraction. He thanks the community of Gilbert for acceptance, integration, and appreciation of his art skills.