Maria L. Kelly is the Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
During her time at the High, Maria has helped organize more than twenty-five photography installations, including exhibitions featuring the work of Helen Levitt, Abelardo Morell, Sheila Pree Bright, Paula Chamlee, Sarah Hobbs, Wynn Bullock, Gordon Parks, and Thomas Struth, among others.
She is the venue curator for André Kertész: Postcards from Paris at the High (2022), which was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago.
She recently co-curated an exhibition on women photographers throughout history at the High, titled Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection (2021).
Other recent projects include her master’s thesis at Columbia University, The Unfixed Landscape: Meghann Riepenhoff & Matthew Brandt (2018), which considered experimental bodies of work by both artists within the context of the history of photography and the Land Art movement, and an exhibition, What Is Near: Reflections on Home (2016), that featured the work of five southern women photographers exploring the notions of home and memory.
Maria holds an M.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Georgia, both in art history. Previously, she worked at The Sir Elton John Photography Collection and the Brooklyn Museum, and has held internships at The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Georgia Museum of Art.
Michael Pannier is the Executive Director of SE Center for Photography.
He is an internationally shown fine art and commercial photographer now located in Greenville, SC.
Previously based in Maryland, Michael has spent over 30 years in photography and 25 years in the gallery and art world, opening his first gallery in 1987.
Relocating to South Carolina, The SE Center for Photography was born as an exhibition and education venue for fine photography. With an emphasis on presenting the work of Southern photographers, the SE Center has hosted more than 110 exhibitions.
Michael is represented in galleries across the country, a frequent exhibition juror and curator, portfolio reviewer, and speaker on the business of fine art photography.
When not in South Carolina he can be found leading photographic expeditions in Death Valley and the Eastern Sierras.