Sonnie Solomon

 

Sonnie Solomon

Sonnie Solomon is a senior double-majoring in the History of Art and Architecture and Anthropology with a minor in Museum Studies. She is interested in the formation of identity and how it is represented in different artistic media, particularly within the photographic realm. At Pitt, she has served as a Brackenridge Summer Research Fellow, a Milton Fine Fellow at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and an intern for Revision Space Gallery, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival. She hopes to explore her academic interests further in graduate school, and ultimately plans to pursue a career in museum curation or art education.

At HAAARCH!!!, Sonnie will discuss her honors thesis project, a comparative study of the work of three photographers—Lewis Hine, W. Eugene Smith, and LaToya Ruby Frazier—and their depictions of Pittsburgh and its communities. Sonnie’s research has been generously supported by a Friends of Frick Fine Arts Undergraduate Research Award, which allowed her to travel to Chicago to visit pertinent exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

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