Curriculum Committe Chair
Professor Margaret Stratton (1953), Seattle, Washington, is a photographer, video artist and educator. Stratton has received five National Endowment for the Arts Awards in Photography, Installation and New Media. Her video, Kiss The Boys and Make Them Die, received the grand festival prize for the Best New Film/Video of 1995 by the Canadian Film Board and was screened at the Berlin Film Festival. Stratton's work in video is distributed by the Video Data Bank, Art Institute of Chicago. Her work documenting prisons, Detained in Purgatory: America's Abandoned Prisons, was published as Contact Sheet #110, LightWork, Syracuse, New York, 1999. The Living and The Dead: Resurrecting The Neapolitan Cult of The Skull, a monograph of her photographs of Naples, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in 2010. Her current work, large scale panoramas of cities and rural towns in China, engages visual dichotomies of global modernization and consumer culture.