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Edie Bresler

Edie Bresler
Associate Professor of Practice

Edie Bresler teaches color photography from introductory to advanced and is actively involved in all aspects of traditional and digital imaging. She also teaches classes in black and white silver printing and alternative processes such as cyanotype printing.

Her personal photographic projects examine the social effects of overlooked economies. Currently she is looking closely at the trickle-down economic effect state lotteries have on local communities. Previous projects include an exploration of the free economy of found objects, Thoreau's self-reliance, and the transcendent possibilities of the gift economy. Please visit her website and blog listed above.

Edie has exhibited her photographs at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Bernard Toale Gallery, Visual Studies Workshop, and many galleries across the United States, Canada and the Middle East. Her photographs and found object sculptures are featured in private and public collections such as the Houston Museum of Fine Art, The Whitehead Institute, Neiman Marcus and Fidelity Bank. She also writes reviews for Photograph magazine, covering exhibitions and photo-related happenings in the greater Boston area.

Most recently Edie was awarded an artist in residency at the Boston Center for the Arts for Spring 2013 and in 2011 received a grant from the Somerville Arts Council as well as the Massachusetts Cultural Council. From December 2011 through January 2012 she produced the first participatory installation in Somerville called You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours. Combining photographs, long-term lottery data and handwritten comments from passersby, Edie turned two adjacent storefronts in a busy shopping area into a pop-up gallery.