Areas of Expertise: Contemporary photography; art and science; digital imaging; large format photography; analog photography
A 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Dornith Doherty was born in Houston, Texas and received a B.A. cum laude from Rice University and the M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University. She has been a member of the faculty of the University of North Texas since 1996. In addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship, she is also a Fulbright Foundation Fellow, and has received grants from the Japan Foundation, the United States Department of the Interior, and the Indiana Arts Commission, among others.
Doherty’s work has been featured in exhibitions in the Tucson Museum of Art, the Museum of Photography, Rafaela, Argentina, the Museum Belvédère, the Netherlands, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Bluecoat, Liverpool, England the Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife, Spain and the Encuentros Abiertos Photography Biennial in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work is in numerous permanent collections.
Doherty’s work has been featured in the New Yorker Photobooth photography blog, American Way magazine, Smith Journal, Feature Shoot, SHFT, Oxford American Journal, SPOT, Fraction magazine, and Raw File.
Recent lectures include TEDx Monterey, 2013, Keynote address at the National Photography Symposium, Liverpool, England, 2011, and the Honored Educator Lecture, Society for Photographic Education South Central Conference, 2012.
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