DCP and Texas Photographic Society are proud to present an evening of inspiring lectures by two talented photographers and educators: Scott Hilton and Kenda North. Kenda and Scott both teach in the photography program at the University of Texas at Arlington. They will each present their personal work along with aspects of their teaching philosophies. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Texas Photographic Society Executive Director Amy Holmes George addressing the similarities and differences between their visions as photographers and voices as educators.
Scott Hilton started photographing in high school. He has a BA in Art with a concentration in Photography from the University of Nevada, Reno, and an MFA in Creative Photography from California State University, Fullerton. He currently teaches photography as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries across the United States. Along with collaborator Bryan Wing, Scott’s current work is a tintype portrait series called Project Barbatype, a look at the world of Beard and Moustache competitions, which is expected to be published as a book in 2019. Scott began working with hand-made photo processes while in graduate school and started producing tintypes in 2009.
Kenda North is professor and head of photography at University of Texas at Arlington. She was Chair of the Art and Art History Department at UTA from 1991 to 1999. She received her MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop (University of Buffalo) in January 1976. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (76-77), the University of California at Riverside (79-89) and has been at UTA since 1989. She received the Honored Educator Award from the SPE South Central Region in 2009.
Her work is represented by Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, Texas, and is carried in galleries in San Francisco and La Jolla, California. She has had over 50 one-person exhibitions (national and international) and participated in hundreds of juried group exhibitions since 1977. Her work is in the public collections of over 50 museum and gallery collections including the Smithsonian, the Federal Reserve, LA County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A monograph of her work was published by Gallery Min in 1988, and her work has been reproduced in a range of photographic anthologies and exhibition catalogs.
Her work in hand applied dye transfer in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s marked her interest in color photography. Her process was documented in several publications and video programs including Darkroom Dynamics by Jim Stone, recently reprinted as a 35thAnniversary edition. Kenda North has worked in a range of color processes in her career including dye transfer, Cibachrome, dye coupler prints and digital fine art printing.
Kenda North resides in Dallas. She does programming for the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts and is currently Board President of the Emergency Artist Support League.