Antone Dolezal is a visual artist and author whose body of work surveys the cultural and political dynamics of American folklore and mythology. His work has been exhibited widely and is held in notable public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Antone’s photographs have been published with Candor Arts, Conveyor Editions, Fuego Books, GEO, National Public Radio, Oxford American, Smithsonian Magazine, Dear Dave, and he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Daylight Photo Award Juror’s Pick, MoCP Snider Prize, OVAC Visual Arts Grant and Syracuse University Visual and Performing Arts Fellowship. Antone has lectured and taught workshops at academic and non-profit institutions throughout the United States and currently teaches at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Lara Shipley is an Assistant Professor of photography at Michigan State University. As a photographer and bookmaker, she primarily makes work about rural culture, identity, mythology, storytelling and photography’s relationship to evidence. She has had major exhibitions in galleries across the United States, as well as part of the recent biennial at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC and GuatePhoto International Photography Festival in Guatemala. Her work is in collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Nelson Atkins Museum for Art in Kansas City. She received a Masters of Fine Arts in photography from Arizona State University and a Bachelors of Photojournalism from the University of Missouri.