Rebekah Flake is a photographer and curator. She creates photographic prints that are oversized and created in series. She is currently working to put these timeless photographs into book format where readers/viewers can immerse themselves in a grouping of images and text. The project titled Till Death Do Us Part, will be a photo book of original photographs that express the relationship between tourism and public memorials to tragic and/or complicated histories. The photos feature travels througout Philadelphia, Berlin, Johannesburg, Mississippi, and other locations with fraught histories of political and social division. Rebekah will use SBMA funds to pay for a low-run of initial copies of the book and the purchase of an ISBN number that will allow for distribution to libraries and listing for sale.
BIO: Rebekah is a photographer and multi-media artist working from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She investigates nostalgia and tourism at sites where national identities are exhibited in contemporary culture. Her research‐based work speaks to the intersection of social history and personal experience at both local and global sites. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a BA in 2006. She pursued graduate studies at the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, where she earned an MA in 2009, and Tyler School of Art at Temple University, where she graduated in 2014 with an MFA in Photography and a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Arts and Ethnographic Practices. She was a 2007 recipient of a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) fellowship, which allowed her to live, study and work in Berlin, Germany. She is a member the curatorial artist collective Little Berlin, and she teaches photography in Philadelphia.
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