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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gracie Kendal talks to Point Park Photography students in Second Life

Point Park Photography students were treated to an artist lecture this week by Gracie Kendal (Kristine Shomaker).

Gracie talked to students about identity, subjective experience, expression of self, and her photographic arts projects "My Life as an Avatar" and "1000 Avatar Project".

Students left the talk considering a new understanding of the photographic medium in the 21st century, where one can make photographs and exhibited them within a virtual world.

"…I have found it difficult to be comfortable in my own skin. My sense of self has become dislodged and torn apart. Through Gracie I have begun to put myself back together." -Kristine Shomaker

Gracie's new book 1000 Avatars is now available for purchase! A copy will be in the Point Park Library in the coming weeks as well - pick it up and enjoy these avatar portraits!

You can reserve your signed copies by contacting her at to check availability!

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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