104 Schneider Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-6794
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sat, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Sun, 1:00-5:00 pm

Multiple Shows (see details below)

Exhibit 1

On Fruited Plains
Location: Schneider Hall, Gallery X and Dario A. Covi Gallery
Events: Opening Reception: October 1, 7:00-9:00 pm

In collaboration with “Throwing Light, Catching Shadows,” the 2015 Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Midwest Regional Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, SPE Midwest Regional Multi-Caucus seeks submissions for On Fruited Plains, a juried exhibition intended to highlight the unique environmental and cultural character of the Midwest. Submissions for this exhibit is open to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer), Multi-Cultural, and Women’s Caucus members holding current membership in SPE. The work selected will reflect the diversity of the three caucuses in addition to highlighting the unique environmental and cultural character of the Midwest.


Marivi Ortiz is a professional photographer based in Chicago. Prevalent themes in her work include the desire for connection, identity construction, personal loss, and trauma survival. Her work has been shown at numerous museums and galleries around the country, including The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, POKE Artists and Online Social Media at FotoFest in Houston, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Women’s Caucus for Art in Chicago, and Arc Gallery. Other recent exhibitions include Extended Family for the School of Art Collaboration with Local High Schools at Night Gallery in Tempe, Arizona;and Family Matters at Northlight Gallery on the campus of Arizona State University. She is the recipient of grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

David Martin is a photographer and educator located in Northern Kentucky. Originally from London, England he has resided in the United States for the last 15 years. His photographic work address issues of social justice, gender identity and employs a healthy dash of irony. As an educator he has a particular interest in curriculum design, analysis, and online social learning concepts.

James Kueffner is a photographer and software engineer; skilled in scalable, high-performance software Architecture. The economics of the software industry lead him to embark on a second career in photography, where he enjoys working with film and alternative print processes.

Exhibit 2

We the People: Photographs by Milton Rogovin
: Schneider Hall, Morris B. Belknap Gallery
Events: Opening Reception: October 1, 7:30-9:30 pm; Keynote: Michael Frisch, Milton Rogovin: Social Documentary through the Mysteries of Portraiture, October 23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

by Milton Rogovin

by Milton Rogovin

The Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships within U of L’s College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to present a free public conference at the Hite Art Institute, Milton Rogovin and the Photography of Conscience.  The morning conference on October 23, 2015 accompanies an October 1-31 exhibit of Rogovin photographs recently donated by his family to the University of Louisville. The conference is presented in collaboration with the Hite and in conjunction with the Louisville Photo Biennial.

Rogovin, who died in 2011 at age 101, devoted his photography and travels to chronicling poor and working-class subjects – including coal miners in Appalachia and countries around the world, Buffalo steelworkers, and storefront churchgoers.

The conference will begin with a keynote presentation by Michael Frisch, co-author with Rogovin of the award-winning Portraits in Steel (1993), a book documenting in photos and oral histories the lives of Buffalo steelworkers before and after the massive plant-closings of the 1980s.  Frisch is Professor of American Studies and Senior Research Scholar at The University at Buffalo, and a former president of both the Oral History Association and the American Studies Association.

Frisch will speak at 9:00 am on Milton Rogovin: Social Documentary through the Mysteries of Portraiture.  His keynote talk will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

For more information, contact Peter Morrin, the center director, at (502) 852-2361 or email: morrin@louisville.edu.