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May 6, 2021

bio

Rebecca Sittler’s photographic work explores museum displays and still life objects either assembled and constructed in the studio or found in the world.  Whether she is focusing on gendered representations in U.S. presidential museums; exploring the volatility of photography using the Queen Mary ocean liner;…
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May 5, 2021

Fritz

Fritz: Fragments from an Imagined Presidential Museum for Walter F. Mondale explores an imagined presidential museum for former Vice President, Senator, and Presidential Candidate, Walter F. Mondale. Constructed in the studio, historical images and objects are reconfigured to imagine a lexicon of visual representations that…
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May 5, 2021

A further sea

Madeline Blair (aka Adelaide Andrews, aka “Jackie”, aka “Blackie”) was a stowaway on the Battleship Arizona in 1924 who managed to avoid being found for five weeks as the ship sailed from the Hudson River to Panama. Conflicting reports from newspaper stories, tabloid features, and court documents describe them as a prostitute, as a young…
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May 5, 2021

seafaring women

Seafaring women is a print object referencing a double broadsheet newspaper that includes stories transcribed from late 19th and early 20th century British and American news archives describing the surprisingly large numbers of women found aboard battleships, submarines and passenger ships as sailor and stowaways. Design elements…
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May 5, 2021

Little dramas, lit obliquely

The domestic interior, with its potential for subtle observations of light passing through and around everyday spaces, provides a stage for these object-based performances. As the light changes, I alter the subjects physically, change their spatial relationships, or give them personalities within a suggested narrative.…
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May 5, 2021

Donuts of Long Beach

For the series “Donuts of Long Beach”, every known, independently owned donut shop in Long Beach, CA with “donut” in the title was visited. A plain glazed donut was purchased with a specialty donut and both were documented by placing the objects and receipts for the objects…
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May 5, 2021

The Weight of Non-Franchise Meat

I noticed that despite independent management, Long Beach donut shops often attempted to reflect the predictability and price competition present in franchise organizations. “The Weight of Non-Franchise Meat” is a series of color photographs documenting an imaginary “burger war” between these independent restaurants that exist in the shadows of larger, franchise establishments. The project is…
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May 5, 2021

How Watson Learned the Trick

“How Watson Learned the Trick” is a borrowed title from a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle. In the story, Watson tries to imitate what he calls “superficial tricks” of observation that he believes Sherlock Holmes uses to entertain and enchant the public.  Watson offers…
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May 5, 2021

All the Presidents’ Men Book

All the Presidents’ Men combines images made in presidential museums and historic sites across the United States with images from my father and grandfather’s homes. I am intrigued by photography’s role within an increasingly visual and immersive museum environment and its effect on the stories we tell…
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