TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image in partnership with The Photographer’s Green Book (PGB) is proud to announce the recipients of our ’22-’23 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program. The AIR program assists talented, self-directed, and committed artists who are advancing contemporary photography through innovative mediums by providing access to high-end digital facilities/equipment, professional technical assistance, educational training, and financial support. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches an artist’s practice as they engage with the TILT community.
Since August 2021, we embarked upon an extensive assessment of how inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility exists within our institutional framework. We asked PGB, a resource for lens-based artists and makers who are committed to advancing social justice within the field, to help facilitate this process, resulting in the creation of several new initiatives. Please visit the Community Agreement section of the TILT website to learn more about our DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice) efforts and the integral role PGB has played as a thought partner throughout this endeavor.
Selected artists receive:
$1,000 travel/housing stipend for artists living outside of the Philadelphia metro area
Each individual residency is a 4-week consecutive term, however there is flexibility regarding when the session occurs. All residencies will be completed between October 3, 2022 – June 30, 2023. AIR Program recipients will also work collaboratively with TILT to design 1 public program.
Since his first exhibition at the age of 12 at the Commercial Museum of Philadelphia, David Cade has followed his passion for the visual arts through photography, experimental video, software manipulation, and coding art. A former teacher in Philadelphia, David received a MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media, and a MPS in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. Through his practice, David has focused on creating positive depictions of the LGBTQ community. Most recently, he has embarked upon a conceptual investigation of men who are survivors of male on male childhood sexual abuse, specifically giving attention to how the trauma they experienced has shaped their sexuality and gender identity. David attempts to convey the thoughts and feelings of the men he engages with through various mediums, meshing and blending each approach into a visual tapestry to invite empathy from the viewer.
Alanna Fields is a lens-based mixed media artist and archivist whose work investigates and challenges representations of Black queer identity and history through the lens of photography. Alanna’s work has been featured at the Felix Art Fair, Los Angeles; UNTITLED Art Fair, Miami; MoCADA; and Pratt Institute. Alanna is a Gordon Parks Foundation Scholar, 2020 Light Work Artist-In-Residence, and Baxter Street CCNY Workspace Artist-In-Residence. She received her MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and has given talks at the Aperture Foundation, Stanford University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Parsons New School, Syracuse University, and Rutgers University. Alanna lives and works in New York City and is represented by Assembly.
Renee Maria Osubu
Renee Maria Osubu is an award-winning British Nigerian photographer and film director from London. She often investigates themes about community, identity, race, and childhood using the nuances of everyday life as her visual language. She is best known for her on-going photography series Dear Philadelphia, which over time became a film marking the relationship she cultivated with a neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Like much of Renee’s work, this project harnesses the power of documentation in framing and normalizing the tenderness of the Black family, while maintaining a specific focus on fatherhood. The film had its international premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2021, won the jury award for Best Short Documentary at the Blackstar Film Festival in 2022, and was later extended into an Oscar and BAFTA qualifying short film. Her most recent photography series, Fathers & Figures, was commissioned by Leica Camera and has been exhibited throughout the United Kingdom after it received The Portrait of Britain Award.
Eduardo L Rivera
Eduardo L Rivera is an artist whose practice borrows from visual traditions such as social documentary, photographic archives, portraiture, still-life, and landscape to contemplate the dynamics of his family and community. His photographs have appeared in Aperture, Capricious Publishing, Der Greif, and The New York Times Magazine, among others. He was a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, an artist-in-residence at MASS MoCA, and a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Most recently, his work was published in A New Nothing Vol. 2 by Sleeper Studio and was selected for the Project Space Residency at the Visual Studies Workshop. He has lectured on his work at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Bard, and MassArt, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Eduardo lives between New York and Arizona.
Tamara Suber is a multimedia performance artist and sculptor. Her artistic disciplines include photography, video, sculpture, performance, and installation. Tamara received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include relational aesthetics, American history, nature, and transformation. Tamara has exhibited work nationwide and completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work draws directly from a desire to recreate fantasy and make connections between humans, animals, and land. It functions as documentation of her life that combines sculptural objects made of organic materials with highly saturated and cinematic photographs and videos. Tamara’s performances mirror the simplistic and poetic nature of her sculptures. Her unique lens allows her to cultivate harmony between her sculpture, video, and performance work.