CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts)

Tracy Longley-Cook

Associate Professor of Photography
Recognition Year: 

Tracy Longley-Cook (b. 1973, Coronado, California) has her BFA and MFA in photography from the University of Washington (1997), and Arizona State University (2007), respectively. Tracy also studied at the Maine Photographic Workshops residency program from1994-95. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of photography at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. 

Her interests as a visual artist, educator and curator are strongly influenced by themes relating to place, transformation, memory and perception. Through the use of experimental and traditional techniques, Tracy incorporates a variety of working methods into her photography, prints and books.

Women Without Men by  Shirin Neshat,
Film Screening with a short talk by Assoiate Professor in Motion Pictures Nichole Richter:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7:00pm to 9:00pm
M252 Creative Arts Center

The Stein Galleries will host a screening of the film "Women Without Men" by the renowned visual artist Shirin Neshat on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. in M252 Creative Arts Center. Nicole Richter, Associate Professor of Motion Pictures, will lead a brief discussion following the film. Neshat's photographic work is featured in the current exhibition "EXPOSURE" at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries until October 12.

WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (99 min.) is Shirin Neshat's independent film adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur's magic realist novel. The story chronicles the intertwining lives of four Women in Iran during the summer of 1953; a thriller that addresses themes such as human rights and women, women voting rights, and the womans rights movement, a cataclysmic moment in Iranian history and Muslim women rights when an American led, British backed coup d'état brought down the democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, and reinstalled the Shah to power.

EXPOSURE: An exhibit of contemporary photography
The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University
September 2 – October 12, 2014

Exhibition reception
Sunday, October 5, 2014
3:00-5:30 p.m
The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State

Lecture and special reception with photographer Elena Dorfman:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
5:00-7:00 p.m.    
The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State
Information on lecture

The Stein Galleries' upcoming exhibit Exposure will be showcasing works made by prominent American photographers from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. This show highlights a diverse selection of world-class contemporary photographic images that present a wide breadth of aesthetic, conceptual and technical approaches to the medium. In addition to showcasing the Stein Galleries’ permanent collection of photographs, supplemental works will be on loan from The Dayton Art Institute and a number of private art collectors in the southern Ohio region. This exceptional grouping of images will facilitate discourse related to social and cultural issues, race and gender, as well as traditions and movements within the last 60 years of the photographic genre. Through a diverse range of subjects, processes and themes, the photographs exhibited in this show will expand this dialogue regarding photography as an evolving medium.

EXPOSURE press release (PDF)

Elena Dorfman Public Lecture press release (PDF)



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