Thanks to All

The November 1st Salon “Documentary Storytelling and Social Change” marked the end of the FRANK: In Focus photography festival. As the festival wound down, my internship with FRANK also came to a close. For the past few months I’ve been on board with the FRANK team, photographing and documenting the events, assisting in PR, and communicating with lecturers and members in the community. I have gotten to meet numerous talented artists and curators and contribute to discussions on the artist of today. Being a part of this festival was unbelievable and is an experience I will never forget!

Although I have come to the end of the internship and am no longer reporting on FRANK events, I will most surely still be seen at the gallery, attending future Openings and lectures and keeping the crew updated about UNC news.

I am extremely fortunate to have had this opportunity and thank my intern advisers and all who followed the blog and/or supported me during my internship. To my followers, I do not currently have another blog, but will post an update when I start the next in the future!

Until next time!


Documentary Storytelling and Social Change

Thursday, November 1, FRANK hosted the final event of the FRANK: In Focus photography festival, the Salon “Documentary Storytelling and Social Change.” Before beginning, Gordon Jameson, Torey Mishoe, Barbara Tyroler and Bryce Lankard thanked the community for all of the participation, positive encouragement, and support that made the festival possible. Elena Rue, Catherine Orr, and Kathryn Stein led the evening, discussing their photography and videography, created to make a difference in our community.

Kathryn Stein, documentary artist and UNC Masters in Public Health candidate, began the lecture, speaking about the four months she spent in Malawi working with obstetric fistula patients. Her work focused on the strong bonds and friendships that were created among patients and doctors of the clinic while she documented their journeys of recovery.

Catherine Orr and Elena Rue, co-founders of StoryMineMedia and CDS instructors at Duke University, followed Stein’s presentation. Through documentary and storytelling, the pair calls attention to different issues in the community. Orr and Rue take a personal approach, engaging people in a new way.

A short question and answer session and reception followed the lecture.

As the evening drew to a close, many thank-yous were exchanged with those in charge of the photography festival, who, over the course of the last few months, have successfully brought together the community and initiated interesting discussion on the artist and curator of today.

Endeavors Article

Friday, October 19th, UNC’s magazine Endeavors ran a feature about “The Lens of the Emerging Artist.” Marc Derewicz’s article focused on the three UNC student shows that Opened at FRANK, Hanes Art Center, and 143A University Square on October 12th. UNC MFA’s Ali Halperin’s “Border Glitches” and FRANK’s UNC undergraduate intern Kaitlin Knapp’s “The American Landscape”

The original article can be found here.

The American Landscape Setup

Wednesday, October 10th, the artists of Knapp’s show, “The American Landscape,” met to hang their works in the gallery space. The exhibition, up until November 4th, features works by UNC Undergraduate Art Majors Jeremy Bass, Diego Camposeco, Kaitlin Knapp, and Hannah Shaban.

The group worked together to arrange and hang the artwork.