Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 10. Rosalind Shipley.
"I am either preparing for class, teaching, reading, or cooking."
Rosalind Shipley has a schedule and she's sticking to it. And for good reason. The 36-year-old Phoenix photographer graduated from ASU's master's of fine arts program in studio art in 2013, after studying photography and art history at Maryland Institute College of Art. Since then, she's kept busy in the classroom, teaching classes around the Valley.
"I am teaching three photography courses at the moment, and each course is a big, semester-long project," says Shipley, who is an adjunct professor at both Mesa Community College and Arizona State University. Courses she's currently teaching include a hybrid online and in-person class on photographic portraiture that Shipley developed.
But her work goes well beyond the classroom. She has exhibited work nationally at venues including the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Inidana, and her essays on photography have been published in the Journal for the Society for Industrial Archeology and the upcoming Solari Collection Catalog.
I came to Phoenix with a large-format view camera.
I make art because art is a way to understand life.
I'm most productive when... I'm not being too hard on myself.
My "inspiration wall" is a digital collection of articles and a bookcase full of photography books.
I've learned most from my family, my friends, and my teachers.
Good work should always be challenging.
The Phoenix creative scene could use more challenging art.
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See the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives:
100. Bill Dambrova 99. Niki Blaker 98. Jeff Slim 97. Beth May 96. Doug Bell 95. Daniel Langhans 94. Nanibaa Beck 93. Nicole Royse 92. Ib Andersen 91. Casandra Hernandez 90. Chris Reed 89. Shelby Maticic 88. Olivia Timmons 87. Courtney Price 86. Travis Mills 85. Catrina Kahler 84. Angel Castro 83. Cole Reed 82. Lisa Albinger 81. Larry Madrigal 80. Julieta Felix 79. Lauren Strohacker 78. Levi Christiansen 77. Thomas Porter 76. Carrie Leigh Hobson 75. Cody Carpenter 74. Jon Jenkins 73. Aurelie Flores 72. Michelle Ponce 71. Devin Fleenor 70. Noelle Martinez 69. Bucky Miller 68. Liliana Gomez 67. Jake Friedman 66. Clarita Lulić 65. Randy Murray 64. Mo Neuharth 63. Jeremy Hamman 62. La Muñeca 61. Kevin Goldman 60. Emily Costello 59. Kerstin Dale 58. Vara Ayanna 57. Nathaniel Lewis 56. Ruben Gonzales 55. Lisa Poje 54. Bobby Zokaites 53. Frances Smith Cohen 52. Julie Rada 51. David Miller 50. Xanthia Walker 49. Kyllan Maney 48. Cary Truelick 47. Constance McBride 46. James D. Porter 45. Allyson Boggess 44. Abigail Lynch 43. Ashley Cooper 42. Jaclyn Roessel 41. Brandon Boetto 40. Melissa Dunmore 39. Gavin Sisson 38. Rossitza Todorova 37. Monica Robles 36. Josh Kirby 35. Jesse Perry 34. Yai Cecream 33. Nathan Blackwell 32. Carley Conder 31. Ben Willis 30. Nicole Michieli 29. Brian Cresson 28. Tyson Krank 27. Mikey Estes 26. Anwar Newton 25. Sarah "Saza" Dimmick 24. Tato Caraveo 23. Jorge Torres 22. Laura Spalding Best 21. Shawnte Orion 20. Mike Olbinski 19. Christina You-Sun Park 18. Jon Arvizu 17. Anya Melkozernova 16. J.B. Snyder 15. Damon Dering 14. Rebekah Cancino 13. Liz Warren 12. Timothy Brennan 11. Mimi Jardine
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