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"The less you see, the more you believe."
—Jacques Tourneur, film director

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Joel Brenden (b.1980) is a photographer, installation- and book-artist based in Buffalo. His photographs and other works explore themes of ecology and built environments, memory, and identity. His work has been exhibited at Hallwalls, CEPA, Western New York Book Arts Center, The Burchfield-Penney, and most recently at Tri-Mania 2018. He holds an MFA in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo, and a BFA in Drawing at Central Washington University. Brenden is a professor of photography and design, and a resident teaching artist at Just Buffalo Literary Center (2010-present). In 2013, Brenden founded LINOLEUM Press, publishing artist books, zines, editions, and other printed matter.

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