Doug Manchee made the trip all the way from Rochester, NY, for his residency. He arrived with plans to create several book dummies from various series of work. Manchee has already assembled a magnificent edit, sequence, and layout for a book based on his series Archive, a body of work that was also the subject of the exhibition Picturing the Archive in May 2009 at Visual Studies Workshop. The 96-page book will build on the structure of the exhibition and will be self-published in a limited edition. Also during his residency, Manchee plans to shoot new images of bookstores and of personal photographic archives as a further exploration of how we catalog and preserve our visual history.
Manchee received both his BA and MA from San Francsico State University. He is currently an Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is also Program Chair for Advertising Photography. Manchee has shown work at Thomas Werner Gallery in NYC, the Ping Yao International Photography Exhibition, Ping Yao, China, and Gallery Kunsler, Rochester, NY, among other venues.