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Photographs by Sarah Sudhoff

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106 C Blue Star

San Antonio, TX 78204

May 6-May 28, 2010
Opening Reception, Thurs. May 6th, 5-8pm and Friday, May 7th, 6-9pm

Sarah Sudhoff (born Honolulu, Hawaii, 1977) is an internationally and nationally exhibited photographer. Sudhoff’s projects explore personal experiences while also highlighting uncomfortable subjects. She is inherently interested in making visible what is invisible and challenging the viewer to confront the image before them. Birth Marks is an on-going series featuring individuals afflicted by Neurofibromatosis–the most common genetic disorder. Neurofibromatosis causes tumors to grow throughout the body and can present itself in varying degrees. Each NF case is in some ways as unique as the person who has it. These large-scale color photographs invite viewers to look closely at four individuals with NF 1. The straight forward compositions are reminiscent of 19th century medical photography. Each image clearly depicts the manifestations of the illness, pictured from both the front and back of the body.

Sudhoff’s solo shows include At the Hour of Our Death, De Santos Gallery, Houston, Texas; Repository, Art League, Houston, Texas; RX, In Plain Site Gallery, Montreal, Quebec; Examined, Co-Lab, Austin, Texas; Location: Body, New East Arts Gallery, Austin, Texas; Sarah Sudhoff, Women in Photography, New York, New York. Her selected group shows include Select Gender, Farmani Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Hysteria: Past Yet Present, Rutgers University, New Jersey; The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas; Please Ring Bell, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington; Self-Evident: Contemporary Self-Portraiture, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead,Kentucky; 31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography, 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; Kinsey Institute Annual Juried Exhibition, The Kinsey Institute Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana; Louisville Photo Biennial, Gallery Nulu, Louisville, Kentucky; Refresh Print Biennial II, Lawton Gallery, Green Bay, Wisconsin; Proof, Johnson Center and Fine Art Galleries, Fairfax, Virginia.

In 2006, Sudhoff received her Masters of Photography and Applied Media from Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Sudhoff earned her Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. She spent several years working as a photo editor for Time Magazine and freelance photographer for the Daily News and Brooklyn Eagle before returning to earn her Masters. Upon returning to Texas in 2007 Sudhoff took a three month position as the photo editor of Texas Monthly Magazine in Austin, Texas followed by a nine month stint as a photography professor at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. In 2008 Sudhoff helped form the Austin Center for Photography–a non-profit photo space dedicated to cultivating a community in Austin for photographers, educators and photo enthusiasts. Also in 2008 Sudhoff was named by Photolucida as one of the top 50 photographers in America. In 2010 she became the first artist-in-residence at the Kinsey Institute for research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, Indiana. Sudhoff is now on faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Trinity University and Our Lady of the Lake University as an adjunct photography professor.



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