Kate Joyce 2003-2004

Kate Joyce studied sociology and photojournalism at San Francisco State University and, during fall 2003, worked on her Certificate in Documentary Studies through the Center for Documentary Studies. Kate is a photographer interested in the relationship between documentary processes and art. She spent seven months photographing in Chile, where she focused on female-headed households. She has also photographed in Iceland, Guatemala, Spain, and the American West.

In San Francisco, Kate was an intern for Robert Dawson, a photographer and the founder of the Water in the West Project, and photo historian Ellen Manchester. Among other projects, she worked on SiteOverTime, re-photographing locations of images made in the nineteenth century as a way of looking at cultural and ecological change in the landscape of the American West.

Kate volunteered with two programs focusing on the collaboration between schools and museums, encouraging young people to explore and participate in the visual arts. With Look Again: Photography in the Classroom, she taught elementary students technical and interpretive aspects of photography through a range of hands-on outreach activities that then became part of the educational framework of each classroom. With SFMOMA Matches she was a mentor for high school students at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Kate’s Lewis Hine Fellowship was with the Diketso Eseng Dipuo Community Development Trust in Bloemfontien, South Africa. DEDI focuses on early childhood development; by using participatory models in parental personal development, the organization benefits children in informal settlement and rural areas.

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