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  • Shari Goodweather Kessler

    Part-time Assistant Professor


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    Shari Goodweather Kessler


    Director, HEAD SHOTS LLC. Fine Art & Portrait PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO Santa Fe, NM 2006-current

    PT Assistant Professor, Media Studies THE NEW SCHOOL - Projects in Visual Storytelling; Global Lens: Trans-Cultural Photography; Visual MEDIA: GRAMMER, SYNTAX, and SEMANTICS 2006-current 

    Nominated: Distinguished University Teaching Award Awardee

    The Gala Awards: Julia Margaret Cameron International Photography Awards Professional Category: Open Theme and Digital Collage & Manipulation Exhibition to be held April 2019, Barcelona, Spain Awardee, The Gala Awards: Pollux International Photography Awards Professional Category: Open Theme and Digital Collage & Manipulation--May 2019, Barcelona, Spain 

    Contributing Photographer Museum of International Folk Art Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM. Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia 2016-2017

    Visiting Faculty CEPT University (Center For Environment, Planning and Technology) Ahmedabad, India Winter School 2014, Invitation to teach 2015, 2018

    Artist to the State of NM: Photo-Fresco Triptych Prospectus #234 2015 New Mexico Only Purchase Initiative,  2017

    Director, Corporate Communications & Staff Photographer Planning and Development Collaborative (PADCO, AECOM), Washington, D.C.

    Develop and implement corporate communications strategy/Design and produce corporate marketing materials/ Design and coordinate all activities for firm’s 35thAnniversary Program. Produce and direct multimedia productions/Develop and collaborate on Urban Development Timeline website and new initiatives. 2000–2003

    Author/Photographer National Textbook Company Spanish language culture reader 

    Panorama del Mundo Latinoamericano: The Andean Region -- 3 editions 1977, 1978, and 1982 

    Multi-Media Productions Planning & Development Collaborative (PADCO/AECOM). Wash. D.C., 2000-2003

    American Embassy School. New Delhi, India, 1997-98

    US Embassy, Bangkok. Thailand, 1993

    Centros Estudios Brasilieros. Quito, Ecuador 1982

    Panama Canal College. Panama City, Panama, 1981

    US Agency International Development (USAID). Washington, DC, USA 1979-84

    Smithsonian Institution. Washington D.C. 1977-78

    Museum of Natural History. NYC, New York, 1977

    The World Bank. Washington D.C. 1975

    Individual & Group Photography Exhibitions

    Small Works. Robert Andersen Photography Gallery, Denver, Colorado. 2019

    Representing the West, Pueblo Colorado, 2019

    Taos Convergence Exhibition, Taos, NM, May 2018

    Long Beach Island Foundation Juried Exhibition. New Jersey. 2016

    Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery, Tattoos & Talismans, May-June 2014

    Gallery Coupe de Foudre, Santa Fe, NM, USA. 2006

    Vietnamese Association of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam. 1993 & 1994

    2nd Women In Photography International Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand. 1992

    Women In Photography, International Competition, Washington DC, USA. 1986

    Galeria Etcetera, Panama City, Panama. 1986

    Galeria Habitante, Panama City, Panama. 1980

    Galeria Artes 80, Panama City, Panama. 1980

    Galeria Universidad Vicente Rocafuerte, Guayaquil, Ecuador. 1984

    Centro Estudios Brasilieros, Quito, Ecuador, 1984

    Galeria Artes, Quito, Ecuador. 1972


    MASTERS of Arts, Media Studies New School University, NYC, New York, USA. Dec. 2005

    BACHELOR of SCIENCE, Visual Design & Photography Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. June 1971

    Research Interests

    culture studies, media, trans-cultural photography, urban studies, the environment and culture.

    Awards And Honors

    List of Awards and Honors

    Current Courses

    Global Lens:Trans-Cul. Photog.

    Global Lens:Trans-Cul. Photog. (Fall 2019)

    Projects: Visual Storytelling

    Visual Media

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