The Light Factory is excited to present Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman for this year's annual Martha Strawn Lecture. The two fine art photographers have collaborated for the last ten years, working over distance and through site-specific projects. Their collaborative practice investigates the data tracks we amass through networked communication, tying the invisible to actual sites while anchoring the ephemeral in photographs and immersive video installations. Their most well-known project, Geolocation, traces Twitter posts to the point of origin and makes a photograph to mark the location in the real world, probing the expectations of privacy surrounding social networks. The project was published in book form in 2016.
Solo exhibitions include Pictura Gallery in Indiana, the Orlando Museum of Art in Florida, Light House in Wolverhampton, Blue Sky in Portland, United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, and the Contemporary Arts Center Las Vegas. Selections from their projects have also been shown around the world. In addition, Larson and Shindelman recently served as the jurors for The Light Factory's Annuale X, narrowing down a field of 225 submissions to five winners.
The Martha Strawn Lecture is awarded annually to a prominent speaker in the field of photographic expression. The series is made possible by an endowment from photographer Martha Strawn, one of the original founders of The Light Factory in 1973.