Deanna Ledezma is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ledezma’s recent appointments include, the Inter-University Program for Latino Research Mellon Fellowship and the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Fellowship. Ledezma’s research interests include the history and theory of photography, material culture studies, and ethnicity and race in the United States with a focus on the materiality of photography and the re-photographing of photographic arrangements. Some awards members have received include: the 3Arts Make a Wave Grant, the Propeller Fund, Curatorial Fellowships at Vox Populi and ACRE, the Chancellor’s Graduate Research Award, and Artist in Residencies at Three Walls, Harold Washington College, and Sector 2337.
Anthony Romero is a Professor of the Practice at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and faculty fellow at The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. An activist, organizer, artist, and writer, Romero’s practice is committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color.