Brooke White is both a practicing artist and an educator specializing in fine art photography and video art. White actively exhibits her photographs and videos nationally and internationally including the Hammer Museum, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, MASSMoCA and the DiVA Art Fair in New York, Paris and Berlin. Her work has been published in Aint Bad Magazine and Don't Take Pictures and she is the recipient of multiple grants including the Mississippi Arts Commission and a Senior Fulbright Scholar.
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 her to contemplate the role that politics and technology have on the developing world. In her large-format digital diptychs that feature East African landscapes, the images complicate visual representations of colonialism and current sub-Saharan development. In her work focusing on the deep southern United States, she examines landscapes divided by race, gender and the environment. She was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to investigate the role that New Media has on developing contemporary Indian identity within the context of the Global South.
As Chair and Professor of Art in the Department of Art & Art History 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.