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Sulfur Studio’s New Artists in Residence

The Nomadic Photo Ark: Portrait of US

Monica Jane Frisell & Adam Scher in the ON::View Residency

Residency Period: March 9th - April 2nd, 2022

Pinhole Camera Workshops: Saturdays, March 19th and 26th, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

First Friday Closing Reception: April 1st, 2022, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Sulfur Studios - 2301 Bull Street, Savannah GA 31401

Open Residency Studio Hours: Friday – Sunday, noon – 5PM

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Sulfur Studios is pleased to present Portrait of US, a project of the Nomadic Photo Ark by Monica Jane Frisell & Adam Scher taking place in the ON::View Residency at Sulfur Studios from March 9th - April 2nd, 2022.

About the Project Monica Jane Frisell and Adam Scher will gather stories and large format, black and white portraits of residents of Savannah, GA, which will be added to their growing catalog and long term project Portrait of US. At the end of the month they will share these portraits and audio stories in a pop up exhibit open to the public.

Their Nomadic Photo Ark is traveling around the country, creating a growing and evolving collection of stories and portraits of the United States today. The Ark has a fully contained photo darkroom and small office space. From there they develop film, print portraits, and edit interviews.

Throughout the month, the Ark will be available for tours and walkthroughs. Planned workshops will enable participants to learn the basics of analog photography and storytelling. Participants will make pinhole cameras and print from paper negatives within the Ark. Paired with one another, they are encouraged to take each other's portraits and exchange a small story. The work and the stories made at the workshop will be shown at the end of the month.

About the Artists

Monica Frisell: Monica Jane Frisell is a nomadic analog photographer and artist, who spent much of their early career in New York City and Seattle. Frisell has traveled the US extensively, finding most of their inspiration while on the road and getting lost in new communities.

Their work blends elements of fine art with documentary, and storytelling to bring to life stories that may otherwise be lost. Their use of analog materials helps bring more intentionality to every photograph in this fast paced world.

Adam Scher: Adam Scher is an artist from Seattle, WA with a background in photography, graphic design and radio production. He started cycling long distances by bike in his early 20s. In 2014, Scher biked 3 full months across Europe, from Belgium to Portugal. His artistic inspirations come from the road and meeting new people. Scher is forever inspired by new landscapes, discovering the history of different places and exploring what has not yet been seen.

About the Workshop

Dates: Saturday, March 19th from 12 - 5PM & Saturday, March 26th from 12 - 5PM

Spend a day in The Photo Ark learning about analog photography and storytelling. Bring a friend and be ready to learn about one another, record stories, build your own camera and take pictures.

Every participant will leave with at least one direct positive print made in the darkroom, and have the opportunity to share their work in a Pop Up Exhibit during First Fridays in Starland on April 1st.

Age 10+ Class size is limited, pre-registration required. Register here:

$30 suggested donation may be made via venmo @nomadicphotoark or cash, day of.

Portrait of US will take place in the ON::View Residency at Sulfur Studios from March 9th - April 2nd, 2022, with a Closing Reception on Friday, April 1st from 5:00 - 9:00 pm in conjunction with First Fridays in Starland. Monica and Adam will be open to the public at Sulfur Studios Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 - 5 to share the Ark, gather stories and make portraits with anyone interested. Follow @onviewresidency to keep up with each Resident.

For more information please contact:

Samantha Mack – Gallery Assistant and Director of Public Relations


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