William Camargo

Tue, Jun 25, 2024,67 Online / Zoom

Talk

Fellowship 24 Conversations: William Camargo + Anna Rotty

William Camargo's work examines issues of gentrification in his hometown of Anaheim, California, elevating Chicanx/Latinx histories in this city through self-portraiture.. In doing so, Camargo responds to esteemed Californian photographers who shaped the medium before him. Anna Rotty examines her relationship with water and its shifting social significance by creating unique installations and photographs. These connect her personal history and concerns around climate change and civic infrastructures.

Hear both artists discuss their work exhibited in Fellowship 24 and join an open discussion about how photography can encourage dialogue on urgent social issues and express relationships to place.

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Image: William Camargo, Yo What If We Could Afford Rent In This Area!?, 2023. Courtesy of the artist

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Participating Artists

  1. William Camargo is a California based artist and educator, who holds an MFA from Claremont Graduate University and is the founder and curator of Latinx Diaspora Archives. His work has been shown at the Chicago Cultural Center, The Cooper Gallery of African and African American Arts at Harvard and Filter Photo, among others. In 2024, he received a Fellowship award in Silver Eye's annual photography competition.

  2. Anna Rotty investigates water, light, and infrastructure, informing her understanding of orientation and place. By constructing landscapes and making light a priority, Anna looks to highlight the intangible and emotional aspects of the world. She is currently an MFA candidate and instructor of record in photography at the University of New Mexico on Tiwa land known as Albuquerque. In 2024, she received a Fellowship honorable mention in Silver Eye's annual photography competition.