Ep 64: Claire Beckett

Born and raised in Chicago, Claire Beckett earned a BA in Anthropology at Kenyon College. She then worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa, before going on to earn an MFA in Photography at Mass College of Art.

She is represented by Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston. Her photographs have been featured in solo exhibitions at Carroll and Sons, Bernard Toale Gallery, the University of Rhode Island, and the Wadsworth Atheneum and in group shows at Mass MoCA, the National Portrait Gallery, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Aperture Foundation, the Haggerty Museum, the deCordova Museum, the Photographic Resource Center, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Hendershot Gallery, FOTODOK (NL), and the Noorderlicht Festival (NL), among others. She is a recipient of an Artadia Award, a Blanche Coleman Award, and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, and has been artist-in-residence at Light Work. Her book dummy “Hearts and Minds” is shortlisted for the 2018 Book Dummy Award at Unseen Platform, Amsterdam.

From the series: Hearts and Minds

EP19: Brian Ulrich


Exploring post 9/11 America through retail spaces, this week we discuss consumerism and photographing the ubiquitous with Brian Ulrich.

Brian Ulrich’s work focuses on consumer culture, retail spaces , and commercialism as it plays out in the landscape of America. His works been featured in a long list of museums and publications: Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The New York Public Library, Time Magazine, Vice, Mother Jones, and more. Additionally, he is a recipient of a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an associate professor at the Rhode Island School of Design for photography. You can find his books, Is This Place Great or What, and Retail Relics and Ephemera, here.