JEREMIAH ARIAZ was raised in Kansas and is now a Professor of Art at Louisiana State University. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His artworks explore the West as both a physical space and a terrain for the imagination. For his most recently completed project, Louisiana Trail Riders he was the recipient of a 2018 ATLAS grant, the Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the Southern Arts Finalist Prize from South Arts, as well as being named the 2018 Louisiana State Fellow. The photographs have been exhibited nationally. A monograph of the work is available from UL Press (2018).
Ariaz forthcoming project TUCUMCARI is a decade-long work focused on the New Mexico town. The photographs create a portrait of a distinctly American place caught between a vanishing past and an uncertain future.
To learn more about Louisiana Trail Riders, please visit: www.LouisianaTrailRiders.com
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