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Presented by MPS Digital Photography

i3 Photo Lecture: Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira

Apr 6, 2021; 7:00 - 8:30pm
A photograph of an Andean landscape. The sky is grey and there are many birds flying throughout the image. Overlayed on the image are painted images of people in bright colors walking, and two llamas. There are three colored birds flying through the air. A female figure is depicted in the sky with braids and a flowing green robe.

Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira, from “In the Mouth of the mountain jaguar everybody is a dancing hummingbird.”

Credit: Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira

Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira (BFA 2006 Fine Arts) was born in Lenape lands (Manhattan) and grew up on the coast of Ecuador. Her work focuses on memory, geo-poetics and storytelling through collaborative processes and personal narratives. Intersectional theories and earth-based healing inform her practice. Miranda-Rivadeneira has worked extensively with indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Andean Mountains and, more recently, the American Southwest. Join the lecture on Zoom.


The i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series features leading photographers and artists, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by MPS Digital Photography.


Note: All events listed on sva.edu/events are in Eastern Time (ET).

A photograph of two women sitting in the middle of the frame are completely surrounded by nasturtiums, with green leaves and orange flowers. The woman on the right is in the process of lighting a cigarette with matches. The woman on the left is older and wearing a hat, plaid shawl, and holding a spear in her left hand and a book in her right.

Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira, Mama Matilde and I, from “Piedra Redonda.”

Credit: Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira
A black and white photograph in a desert with rocky cliffs in the background. There is a bounder in the foreground with two hands coming around either side of it, with fingers spread.

Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira, Spider Woman Embrace, from “Meda.”

Credit: Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira
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