Visual Culture Forum – Dennis DeHart
On lens-based series of works Confluences, Circumnavigating The Territory

The Department of Visual Communication at AUD hosted a Visual Cultures Forum with Dennis DeHart, photographer and artist, on his Confluences projects.

Confluences is an interdisciplinary, lens-based series of works focused on the Columbia River drainage basin. Spanning multiple US states and parts of Canada, the works engage with the interconnections of place, through the framework of rivers. Confluences is rooted in the tradition of art photography and contemporary social practice inquiry.
DeHart’s fine art photographs and interdisciplinary projects are informed by the connections, conflicts, and intersections of the natural and cultural worlds. Dennis has exhibited broadly, including dozens of solo exhibitions, numerous on-line media and art contexts, and over 100 Group shows nationally and internationally. Dennis received his M.F.A. in photography from the University of New Mexico in 2002.
He previously served as an Assistant Professor of Photography with the State University of New York College at Buffalo and is an Associate Professor of Photography with Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, USA. During the fall of 2016, spring and summer of 2017, Dennis is travelling with his family to artist residencies throughout the world including in Malaysia, Thailand, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
His artistic practice/research will focus on water rights, place, and cross-cultural exchange. Dennis is also developing the project Wandertime, which is conceptual travelogue that blends the boundaries of art, design, travel and intercultural experience in a post studio, hyper-locality.
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