Brooke White is both a practicing artist and an educator who specializes in fine art photography. White has exhibited her photographs and videos nationally and internationally including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE, MASSMoCA and the DiVA Art Fair in New York, Paris and Berlin.
Much of her work investigates the intersection of identity, place and new media practices by resituating the role of geography, politics, and technology relative to the landscape. Living in geographically diverse places and unfamiliar landscapes have inspired me to contemplate the role that politics and technology have on the developing world. In my large-format digital diptychs that feature East African landscapes, the images complicate visual representations of colonialism and current sub-Saharan development. In my work on the U.S. deep south, my body of work examines landscapes divided by race, gender and the environment. In 2012-13 my research was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship in order to investigate the role that New Media art and technology has on developing contemporary Indian identity.
Over the years White has received grants and residencies, which have helped her pursue her artwork in various parts of the world. Most recently she was named a Senior Fulbright Fellow in Bangalore, India and an Artist Residency at Can Serrat in Barcelona, Spain.
As Associate Professor of Art and Area Head of Imaging Arts at the University of Mississippi, White teaches traditional Black and White photography, digital photography, digital video, alternative photographic processes and large format digital printing at the graduate and undergraduate level. In the classroom White encourages a cross-disciplinary approach to art making that combines traditional analog techniques alongside the newest digital strategies. White is interested in combining practice, concept and context in the classroom by having students engaged in thematically based projects that bring together the past, present and future of lens based image making.