north carolina

chapel hill

Elin O'Hara Slavick

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"I am a Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I teach Conceptual Photography, Collaborative Visual Projects, Mixed Media and Body Imaging. I received my MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and my BA in poetry, photography and art history from Sarah Lawrence College. I have exhibited my work in Hong Kong, Canada, France, Italy, Scotland, England, Cuba, the Netherlands and across the United States. I am the author of Bomb After Bomb: A Violent Cartography, (Charta, 2007), with a foreword by Howard Zinn. A determined feminist, educator and activist, I hope to see the transformation of global capitalism into some more equitable and democratic form before I die."

"I have lived in North Carolina since 1995 when I took my first teaching job after graduate school. I moved down from New York City. Going on 14 years here, I love my day-to-day life but long for the energy and passion in places like New York, Berlin, London, Hiroshima. This is a great state to raise kids but it is a bit boring, safe, conservative - though we DID just become a blue state - and out of the art loop in many ways. In other ways, it is a wonderful place to make art. "