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geschewuerfel_headshot_credit-rachelpapoTeaching Assistant Professor and Darkroom Manager

Gesche Würfel is a trained artist, urban planner, and visual sociologist. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; venues include CAM Raleigh, Blue Sky Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tate Modern, Goldsmiths, University of the Arts Philadelphia, Cornerhouse Manchester. In 2007, she was selected as one of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

She is a recipient of grants from Urban Buzz (HEFCE), Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-CH, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Her first monograph, Basement Sanctuaries, was published by Schilt Publishing in Spring 2014. Basement Sanctuaries was selected for the LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014 Awards and shortlisted in the Professional Architecture category of the Sony World Photography Awards 2014.

Würfel’s work was featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, WIRED, DIE ZEIT online, Foto8, Cahier Fotografie, Younger than Jesus, Art Actuel, StadtBauwelt, ARTCO and was presented on WNYC – New York Public Radio and many other outlets.

2015 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, MFA Studio Art
2006 Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, M.A. Photography & Urban Cultures 2003 University of Dortmund, Germany, Diploma Spatial Planning

Courses Taught
ARTS 105 – Basic Photography
ARTS 305 – Intermediate Photography
ARTS 515 – Advanced Photography