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Jordan Reznick

History of photography, race and visual culture, vernacular photography, transgender countervisualities
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Jordan Reznick is a Ph.D. candidate in Visual Studies and practicing artist. Their dissertation, "Settler Modernism: Alfred Stieglitz's The Steerage and the Vicissitudes of American Whiteness, 1890-1930" traces how one iconic photograph came to be known as the first modernist American photograph and how, at each stage of its trajectory into the modernist canon, it was interpreted through narratives that modernized settler colonial myths. Their artwork explores transgender identity and life experiences through portrait photography. Reznick’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States, including at Aperture Gallery in New York and the Portland Museum of Art in Oregon. Reznick teaches Photography and Art History at San Francisco Art Institute and California College of the Arts. They earned an MFA in Photography and an MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts, and a BFA in Photography from New York University.

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Honors and Awards: 

Arts Division Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018
Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning, 2018
Djerassi Artist Residency, Woodside, California, 2017
Dickerman Prints Artist Residency, San Francisco, California, 2017
Arts Division Summer Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2017
History of Art and Visual Culture Outstanding TA of the Year Award, 2016
Kadist Arts Foundation Index Fellowship, 2015
Dennis Leon and Christin Nelson Award, 2013
Seth Tobias Award, 2008

Education and Training: 
M.A. - Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, 2013
M.F.A. - Photography, California College of the Arts, 2013
B.F.A. - Photography, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, 2008