Episode 3.6 – Elle Perez

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Recorded December 11th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn

In this episode, photographer Elle Perez joins us to discuss photographing underground wrestling in the Bronx, getting an MFA, teaching, and three wonderful photobooks.

Receiving a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2015, Elle was awarded Theo Westenberger Prize for Photography, a Bronx Council of the Arts artist grant, and the Jane Meyer Photography Fellowship. Elle currently teaches at Williams College (Williamstown, MA) as an invited Visiting Lecturer in Art.

For the photobooks discussion, Elle brought Burn the Diaries by Moyra Davey, Larry Fink (Phaidon 55’s) by Laurie Dahlberg and Papersafe Issue #05: Turbulent Bodies / A Cross, A Wild Sea.

For spreads from the photobooks and behind the scenes photos, visit our blog.

Enjoy!

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Executive Producer / Host Bryan Formhals

Executive Producer / Audio Engineer / Music  Tom Starkweather

Special thanks to Eddy Vallante and Brett A. Davis

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