Wendy T. Ewald

2000 Vera List Center Fellow
Wendy T. Ewald is an artist living in Rhinebeck, New York.

Programs and projects
Agency, Artist as Educator, and Confounding Expectations V: Photography in Context – Seeing and Being Seen


Wendy Ewald has for forty years collaborated in art projects with children, families, women, and teachers in Labrador, Colombia, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and the United States. Starting as documentary investigations of places and communities, Ewald's projects probe questions of identity and cultural differences. In her work with children she encourages them to use cameras to record themselves, their families, and their communities, and to articulate their fantasies. Her hybrid work challenges the concept of who actually makes an image, who is the observer and who the observed.

Wendy Ewald has received many honors, including a a MacArthur Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation. She was a senior fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School University. She has had solo exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, the Center for Creative Photography, the Nederlands Foto Institute, and the Corcoran Gallery of American Art among others. Her work was included in the 1997 Whitney Biennial. She has published ten books, her fifth, a retrospective documenting her projects entitled Secret Games, was published in 2000.

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