Join us at LATITUDE for a conversation between visiting artists Rebecca Nolan and Scott Dietrich. Rebecca and Scott, faculty at the Savannah College of Art and Design, will be discussing the experience and process of documenting places foreign to them. The artists will engage in an open dialogue on their long and short term interactions with communities while working from an outsider’s perspective.
Scott Dietrich received a B.F.A. from the University of Arizona in 1994 and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. He has worked in the higher education, museum and commercial fields of photography for the past 18 years. His work documents and records the experience of travel and the creative efforts of inspired artists, builders, and craftspeople encountered during travel. In the past four years he has traveled extensively outside of the United States, observing the creative efforts of various individuals and cultures. Currently, he is a full-time professor at SCAD. He has taught photography at their Hong Kong and Savannah locations for the past 7 years.
Rebecca Nolan grew up in a rural community in southeastern Wisconsin. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Oregon, Eugene. Nolan has moved to six different states, living in communities ranging from a small rural island in Lake Michigan with a year round population of five hundred, to the sprawling metropolis of downtown Chicago. The longest period of time she has spent in one place has been the past 15 years residing in Savannah, Georgia. Influenced by her wanderlust of America, Nolan’s work deals with the ideas of place, culture, society, environment, and how these concepts influence us as individuals.