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CV:

b. 1988 - Richmond, Virginia 

 

Education:

2019 - MFA (Visual Arts) Columbia University, New York, New York

2017 - MA (Multi-Platform Journalism) Fordham University, Bronx, New York

2015 - BA (Visual Arts & Communications) Fordham University, New York, New York

 

Solo Exhibitions: 

2018 - 

SoHo Photo Gallery - New York, New York, American Beauty

2017 -

El Museo de Los Sures - Brooklyn, New York, Last Glimpse of Los Sures

2016 -

Ildiko Butler Gallery - New York, New York, American Beauty, curated by Susan Kismaric

 

Group Exhibitions: 

2018 -

LeRoy Neiman Gallery - New York, New York, Smiles Without Freedom, curated by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu

Time Square Space - New York, New York, Columbia MFA Summer Show, curated by Sara O'Keeffe

Wallach Gallery: Lenfest Center for the Arts - New York, New York, MFA Visual Arts 2018 First Year Exhibition, curated by Natalie Bell

Lipani Gallery - New York, New York, 100 Photography Alumni, curated by Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock

2017 - 

Getty Images Gallery - London, United Kingdom, Renaissance Photography Prize

Candela Books + Gallery - Richmond, Virginia, UnBound6!, curated by Gordon Stettinius & Ashby Nickerson

Black Box Gallery - Portland, Oregon, Portraiture: Mirror Mirror, curated by Amy Arbus

International Print Center New York - New York, New York, PRINTFEST 2017

 2016 -

SoHo Photo Gallery - New York, New York, 12th Annual Alternative Processes Competition, curated by Miriam Leuchter

Getty Images Gallery - London, United Kingdom, Renaissance Photography Prize

Candela Books + Gallery - Richmond, Virginia, UnBound5!, curated by Gordon Stettinius & Ashby Nickerson

Site:Brooklyn - Brooklyn, New York, A Point of View: Contemporary Photography, curated by Mitra Abbaspour

Ildiko Butler Gallery - New York, New York, What This Journey Breeds, curated by Amie Cunat

Cotuit Center for the Arts - Cotuit, Massachusetts, Tripping the Light Fantastic

Black Box Gallery - Portland, Oregon, Portraiture: Photography Now

Center for Photographic Art Gallery - Carmel, California

Colorado Photographic Arts Center - Denver, Colorado

Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, Virginia

2015 -

Lipani Gallery - New York, New York, Veterans Photographers-Photographers Veterans

Lipani Gallery - New York, New York, Time is Up! 

Publications:

2017 -

America's Favorite Flies, John Bryan and Rob Carter - (Book)

Columbia University School of Arts - Student Spotlight Fall 2017 (Website)

Photographer'sFORUM, Portfolio Winner - September 2017 issue (Magazine)

Getty Images Gallery - London, United Kingdom, Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 (Catalog)

Black Box Gallery - Portland, Oregon, Portraiture: Mirror Mirror (Book)

2016 -

Photographer'sFORUM, Best of College & High School Photography 2016 (Book and Magazine)

Fordham Magazine, Fall 2016 (Magazine)

Photographer'sFORUM, Best of Photography 2016 (Book)

Style Weekly (Richmond, Virginia), Arts & Events July 2016 (Magazine)

One Second of Photographs Made by Eight People in Japan 2015-16 (Book)

Black Box Gallery, Portraiture: Photography Now 2016 (Book)

Getty Images Gallery - London, United Kingdom, Renaissance Photography Prize 2016 (Catalog)

Center for Photographic Art (Catalog)

Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Catalog)

 

Awards:

Joseph R. Baranski Fellowship, Fleet Reserve Association

Photographer's FORUM Magazine: Best of College & High School Photography 2016 (Series Winner)

Renaissance Photography Prize: 2017 (Shortlisted)

Photographer's FORUM Magazine: Best of College & High School Photography 2016 (Honorable Mention)

Renaissance Photography Prize: 2016 (Finalist)

Photographer's FORUM Magazine: Best of Photography 2016 (Finalist)

Siena International Photography Awards: 2016 (Finalist)

Colorado Photographic Arts Center: 2016 Members Juried Exhibition (Honorable Mention)

 

Curatorial Projects:

Ildiko Butler Gallery - New York, New York, What This Journey Breeds (2016)

 

Teaching/Work:

Columbia University - Photography Fellow (2018)

Columbia University - Teaching Assistant (2017-2019)

Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs - Marketing Assistant (2016-2017

Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership - Media Manager (2014-2016)

Refugee Immigrant Fund - Photographer (2014-2016)

 

Press:

Finally, there are photographs that speak to the human condition...James McCracken has photographed strangers...In McCracken’s “American Beauty” (2016), a large, bearded and shirtless man sports a tattoo across his belly, which doubles as the title of the photograph. He stands in front of an Airstream trailer, with his belongings alongside it. At its core, it is simple portraiture. But there’s something more intriguing: It’s the small hint of a story or an invitation to enter into the photograph and experience the lives of the subject or the maker.

Like the other strong photographs in the exhibition, McCracken asks the viewer to muse about the gaps and fill in the absences.
— Style Weekly (Richmond, Virginia)

https://arts.columbia.edu/news/va-student-spotlight-james-mccracken-%E2%80%9819

http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/candelas-fifth-annual-unbound-exhibition-favors-the-human-form-and-feminism/Content?oid=2348877

http://pfmagazine.com/wp-content/plugins/p-gallery/index.php?level=picture&id=51432

http://news.fordham.edu/arts-and-culture/butler-gallery-iiha-story-stoelker/

http://www.renaissancephotography.org/2016-single-image-finalists/

http://pfmagazine.com/2017/magazine/back-issues/fall-2017-vol-39-no-4/

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