Jennifer Greenburg (Chicago, IL) is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from The University of Chicago. Greenburg is an internationally exhibited photographer. She is represented by Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL and JDC Gallery, San Diego, CA. Solo shows of her work have been held at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, The IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary, IN; The Richmond Public Library, Richmond, VA and The Latin School of Chicago. Greenburg has been part of numerous group shows including Infinite Mirror, a traveling exhibition organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries, which will run until 2016. She was an artist-in-residence at Light Work, Syracuse, NY in 2005 and is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Grant and two Community Arts Assistance Programs. Greenburg’s work is part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Light Work, Syracuse, NY; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO; and the National Gallery of Ontario, Canada. A full-length monograph, The Rockabillies, 2009, by Greenburg was published by the Center for American Places.

Revising History is a series of manufactured images that I have created by replacing the individuals in vintage found-negatives with images of myself. I commandeer source material from someone else’s life thus taking over their memories to call my own. There is something inherently false in a family snapshot. Every childhood appears, in images, as idyllic. Every family is depicted as loving and close knit. And often, when we look back at our own images, we co-opt the fantasy that the photograph has created for us. We replace our original memories with something photography has sold to us. It is with this in mind that I have created a body of counterfeit images that depict fictitious memories.

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