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Background & Experience

SHARI KESSLER
Highlights of a Career in Photography


Director, HEAD SHOTS LLC.
Fine Art & Portrait PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO
Santa Fe, NM
2006-current

Assistant Professor, Media Studies
THE NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY
Projects in Visual Storytelling
Global Lens: Trans-Cultural Photography
Visual MEDIA: GRAMMER, SYNTAX, and SEMANTICS
2006-current
Nominated: Distinguished University Teaching Award

Awardee, The Gala Awards: Julia Margaret Cameron International Photography Awards
Professional Category: Open Theme and Digital Collage & Manipulation
Exhibition to be held April 2019, Barcelona, Spain

Awardee, The Gala Awards: Pollux International Photography Awards
Professional Category: Open Theme and Digital Collage & Manipulation
Exhibition to be held May 2019, Barcelona, Spain

Contributing Photographer
Museum of International Folk Art Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM.
Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia
2016-2017

Visiting Faculty
CEPT University (Center For Environment, Planning and Technology)
Ahmedabad, India
Winter School 2014, Invitation to teach 2015, 2018

Artist to the State of NM: Photo-Fresco Triptych
Prospectus #234 2015 New Mexico Only Purchase Initiative, 2017
Director, Corporate Communications & Staff Photographer
Planning and Development Collaborative (PADCO, AECOM), Washington, D.C.
Develop and implement corporate communications strategy/Design and produce corporate marketing materials/ Design and coordinate all activities for firm’s 35thAnniversary Program. Produce and direct multimedia productions/Develop and collaborate on Urban Development Timeline website and new initiatives. 2000–2003

Author/Photographer
National Textbook Company
Spanish language culture reader
Panorama del Mundo Latinoamericano: The Andean Region
3 editions 1977, 1978, and 1982

Multi-Media Productions
Planning & Development Collaborative (PADCO/AECOM). Wash. D.C., 2000-2003
American Embassy School. New Delhi, India, 1997-98
US Embassy, Bangkok. Thailand, 1993
Centros Estudios Brasilieros. Quito, Ecuador 1982
Panama Canal College. Panama City, Panama, 1981
US Agency International Development (USAID). Washington, DC, USA 1979-84
Smithsonian Institution. Washington D.C. 1977-78
Museum of Natural History. NYC, New York, 1977
The World Bank. Washington D.C. 1975

Individual & Group Photography Exhibitions
Small Works. Robert Andersen Photography Gallery, Denver, Colorado. 2019
Representing the West, Pueblo Colorado, 2019
Taos Convergence Exhibition, Taos, NM, May 2018.
Long Beach Island Foundation Juried Exhibition. New Jersey. 2016.
Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery, Tattoos & Talismans, May-June 2014
Gallery Coupe de Foudre, Santa Fe, NM, USA. 2006
Vietnamese Association of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam. 1993 & 1994
2nd Women In Photography International Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand. 1992
Women In Photography, International Competition, Washington DC, USA. 1986
Galeria Etcetera, Panama City, Panama. 1986
Galeria Habitante, Panama City, Panama. 1980
Galeria Artes 80, Panama City, Panama. 1980
Galeria Universidad Vicente Rocafuerte, Guayaquil, Ecuador. 1984
Centro Estudios Brasilieros, Quito, Ecuador, 1984
Galeria Artes, Quito, Ecuador. 1972


EDUCATION

MASTERS of Arts, Media Studies
New School University, NYC, New York, USA. Dec. 2005

BACHELOR of SCIENCE, Visual Design & Photography
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. June 1971