Visual Culture Lecture: Rocky McCorkle
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Rocky McCorkle, Photography Lecture
6:00 PM Tuesday March 27 in Montague Hall 70
Rocky McCorkle, born in 1978 in Columbus, Ohio, currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. He studied photography at The Ohio State University in Columbus (2001-2005) and earned his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute (2005-2007).
For the past few years, McCorkle has been constructing a silent film narrating the internal discourse of an elderly woman in today's pervasively influential world. Through a sequence of stills, "You and Me On A Sunny Day" explores the impact that film and fictional media has on her way of life. Each frame in this ongoing series is a large-format (8x10-inch) photograph.
In 2008, McCorkle's solo exhibition "You and Me On A Sunny Day" at Little Tree Gallery received a rave review in Artweek, where contributing editor Colin Berry compared his work to the photography of Lukas Roth and Andreas Gursky. In 2007, he was a winner in PDN (Photo District News) Magazine's Pix Digital Imaging Contest 13 and Photographer's Forum College Contest. McCorkle, a member of Nikon's Emerging Artist Hall of Fame, has been exhibited at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions in San Francisco, Lennox Contemporary in Toronto, and GoEun Museum of Photography in South Korea.