Sarah Nesbitt, Communications Coordinator, assists staff in managing, researching and implementing content and updates for Creative Many’s social media channels and website. Sarah coordinates communications for the Creative Industries programming, including the professional development component of the Kresge Artist Fellows Professional Practice Opportunities program and support for the statewide Creative Many Programs and Seminars for Artists. She joined Creative Many as a part-time contractor in 2011.
Sarah is also a visual artist/photographer who specializes in the 1850s photographic process, Wet Plate Collodion (in addition to her digital works), which stem from ideas of connecting the photographic image with critical perceptions on American history and its present. Examples of such juxtapositions include the definitions of forgeries, stolen artwork and plagiarism; memory and its racialized formation; censorship and writing and re-writing of histories; and the development of news media. She has exhibited and presented work in Argentina, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Scotland and throughout the U.S., in exhibitions that have included jurors and curators from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Times Magazine, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Visual Studies Workshop, Sculpture Space, MASS MOCA, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Aperture Publishing and FlakPhoto.
She is an adjunct professor of photography and art history at Marygrove College, Photographer for the Institute for the Humanities and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan and a community activist working on creative projects throughout Detroit. She has worked as a photography instructor at Pennsylvania State University, where she taught Introduction into Chemical Photography and held the position of Lab Monitor for the University’s only Darkroom. Nesbitt holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the State University of New York College at Oswego.