The Art Galleries at ACC, the Department of Professional Photography (The DPP), and the Arts & Digital Media Division will host an Artists in Conversation event held in conjunction with the spring 2023 exhibition “Food, Shelter, Water: Projects by Four Texas Photographers.” 

The four exhibition artists will join The Art Galleries at ACC Director Peter Bonfitto on Thursday, April 6, at Gallery 4000 at ACC Highland Campus, Building 4000. The event will be livestreamed and includes an in-person roundtable. 

Artists in Conversation

Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: Gallery 4000 (ACC Highland Campus, Building 4000)

Registration is required. In-person attendance is limited to 25 people. RSVP here

Exhibition Artists 

  • Verónica G. Cárdenas – A documentary photographer, videographer, and photojournalist based in McAllen, Texas. Their work documents the journeys of migrants and asylum seekers to the U.S. border.
  • Stephanie Duprie Routh –  A freelance photographer based in Austin, Texas. Her work documents people and places around the world and provides glimpses of diverse cultures. 
  • Cindy Elizabeth – A freelance portrait and documentary photographer best known for documenting Austin’s Black community. Born and raised in East Austin, Elizabeth is an alumnus of ACC’s Professional Photography program.
  • Jamie Robertson – A visual artist and an educator from Houston, Texas. In her work, she focuses on capturing the history of the African diaspora present within her current life and childhood. 

About the Exhibition

This exhibition features the work of four Texas-based photographers who address themes related to our most basic human needs. Barriers to these resources reflect the baseline issues surrounding social justice and equity within American society and around the world. From Egypt, Latin America, Texas, and Austin, the photographs bring new light to the diverse and intersecting ways we interact with our social and physical environments. Even when displaced or put under pressure, we share a common familiarity in how we enjoy a meal in the company of loved ones, desire to live in a safe and secure community, or feel the thrill of jumping into water on a hot day.