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Jordan Reznick

Jordan Reznick
Graduate Teaching Fellow
History of photography, settler colonial visual culture, vernacular photography, transgender countervisualities
Research Interests: 

Jordan Reznick is a historian and artist working in the history of photography, race and gender. They are a PhD candidate in Visual Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz where their dissertation explores whiteness at the dawn of modernist photography. As an artist, they develop photographic projects within their own communities, working with the entangled agency and vulnerability of the photographer and their subjects. Their current portrait series is a homage to everyday queer and transgender people that takes inspiration from their research in the history of vernacular 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 are a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the History of Art and Visual Culture at UC Santa Cruz. 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.

Porter 204
Office Hours: 

Tuesdays, 6-7pm

Thursdays, 2-3pm

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Mailing Address: 

History of Art and Visual Culture Department
Porter Faculty Services
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz CA, 95064
Unceded territory of the Awaswas Nation


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