Christopher Walker, M.F.A.
As a documentarian, the primary want for the images I make is that they function as a touchstone for Middle America. It’s vital that those who don’t know the rural community as I do can take in an exhibition of my work and come away understanding not only what lies beyond the city limits, but also why it’s important that it be documented. Whether dealing with planned obsolescence or gender identity, the majority of my imagery will ultimately find its place in the realm of visual anthropology, to be seen as a visual record of our shifting, peopled landscape that garners little attention from Washington.
To assist others in the investigation of their world through the combination of intellect and vision has always been my goal. Strengthened by more than a decade of professional experience, I drive students to become more than they thought they could, to excel in covering news, sports, fashion – the gamut. Entwined with this brusque approach is the understanding that teaching production is about guiding and nurturing students, helping them grasp the crux of issues as they come to light through their work. My students will attest that I can be obsessive about my fieldwork, but they’ll also affirm that this drive invariably spills over into our classrooms, becoming a vehicle for them as they begin their own exploration of our ever-evolving world.
Email Mr. Walker
Office: Minard 338-D6
Phone: (701) 231-7386