Saturday 14th May, 2011
6:15pm to 7:30pm
Dornith Doherty's work is concerned with the relationship between human agency and the natural environment. Her latest project, Archiving Eden, explores the seed banks that act as a botanical backup system in order to allow reintroduction of species should a catastrophic event affect a key ecosystem somewhere in the world. She uses x-ray photography and collage to create exquisite studies of these preserved seeds and plants. Prior to that, Rio Grande: Burnt Water/Agua Quernada explored the life and landscape of the Mexican river with assemblies of natural specimens and cultural artefacts.
Dornith was born in Houston, Texas and received a B.A. from Rice University in Houston and a MFA in Photography from Yale University. She currently resides in Southlake and is a Professor of Photography at the University of North Texas and a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Photographic Education. She is a recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the United States Department of the Interior, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Society for Contemporary Photography. Her work has featured in over 60 national and international exhibitions.
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