Ashleigh Coleman
A Photographic Life: Ashleigh Coleman
Episode 186
The United Nations of Photography
Podcast / International

In Episode 186 The United Nations of Photography founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on commitment to photography and photographers, never getting old, questioning funded photographic institutions, supporting good causes and more Dutch photo comedy.

Plus this week photographer Ashleigh Coleman on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which she answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’

Ashleigh Coleman was born in 1983 in Virginia and is a self-taught photographer working with an inherited Hasselblad. Her photographs have been exhibited across the United States, including solo shows at the Fischer Galleries in Jackson, MS, the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and the Claire Elizabeth Gallery in New Orleans. Coleman’s work has also been shown at the Ogden Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the University of West Virginia, the University of Southern Mississippi, the Bo Bartlett Center, and it is currently part of the traveling exhibitions for Looking for Appalachia and A Yellow Rose Project. She is a founding member of the Due South Co and lives on the land of her husband’s family in rural Mississippi.

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