Please join us as artist Meredith Davenport talks about her residency here at the gallery, sharing with us her ongoing project "Membering," working with images, stories and historical artifacts related to her family's history. Her ancestor, Josiah Davenport, was a native of Little Compton and the captain of a ship used in the slave trade.
Meredith Davenport earned her MFA from Hunter College and her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her documentary projects have appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times and on the cover of Newsweek magazine. She was a location producer and videographer in Colombia for the highly acclaimed HBO documentary "Child Soldiers”. She was invited to do a fellowship at Yaddo. She has received a Pew Fellowship and a Puffin Foundation grant. Her work has been exhibited in New York at the International Center of Photography and at Union Docs in Brooklyn. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the Everson Museum in Syracuse and New York Foundations of the Arts Mark award. Her book "Theater of War" is published by Intellect Press and is distributed by the University of Chicago Press. She is an Associate Professor of Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology.