Jillian Marie Browning uses traditional and historic photographic processes in their interdisciplinary practice to explore the concept of feminine identity through the lens of the contemporary black experience. In this presentation, Jillian will speak about their participation in the (Re)Stock Image Collection and the importance of not only the representation of black people but the proper photographic depiction of them and how that relates to their artistic practice.
Browning is an interdisciplinary artist pursuing themes of feminism, identity, and the contemporary black experience. Born in Ocala, Florida they received a Bachelor of Science degree in Photography from the University of Central Florida in 2012 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Florida State University in 2015. They have had their work shown nationally as well as been included in the permanent collection of the Center for Photography at Woodstock and the University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center For The Study of Visual Arts and Culture Of African Americans and the African Diaspora. They currently work for The School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida.