elin o’Hara slavick

elin o’Hara slavick is a Distinguished Professor of Visual Art, Theory and Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – where she started the photography program in 1994. She received her MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Slavick has exhibited her work internationally and across the United States. She is the author of Bomb After Bomb: A Violent Cartography, (Charta, 2007), with a foreword by Howard Zinn, essay by Carol Mavor and an interview by Catherine Lutz. Since 2008, her work has focused on “the nuclear” – Hiroshima, the A-Bomb, radioactivity, the aftermath and more recently, Nagasaki and Fukushima. After Hiroshima, a monograph of cyanotypes of A-Bombed artifacts from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and silver gelatin contact prints of rubbings of A-Bombed surfaces, was published in 2013 with Daylight Books with an essay by James Elkins. After Hiroshima has been exhibited at the Former Bank of Japan (an A-Bombed building) and gallery G in Hiroshima, Vacant Space in Tokyo, and in many other venues internationally. In summer 2016, slavick will make a site-specific cyanotype installation in an abandoned school in Fukushima (abandoned as a result of the Tsunami and subsequent Dai’ichi nuclear catastrophe). She is also a curator, critic and activist. She grew up in Maine in an activist family, marching against war, organizing against nuclear power and standing in Portland’s main square every August 6 to remember Hiroshima.

E-mail: eoslavic@gmail.com
Web: www.elinoharaslavick.com
Blog: http://elinhiroshima.blogspot.ca/
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