Mark Schoon and Dominic Lippillo

Mark Schoon (Carrollton, GA) and Dominic Lippillo (Starkville MS) earned their MFAs in Photography from Ohio University, Athens, in 2009. Working independently with lens-based media they soon realized they had a shared interest in the domestic. Although they approach their solo work differently, Schoon as an observer and Lippillo as a witness, a common sensibility could be recognized in the work of both artists leading to the creation of their collaborative effort, Anti-local. Selections from Anti-local are included in the teaching supplement accompanying Bruce Warren’s textbook Photography: The Concise Guide (2nd Edition, March 2011); and included in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA. Their independent work and collaborative work has been shown nationally and internationally. Lippillo is an Assistant Professor of Art at Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. Schoon is an Assistant Professor of Art at The University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA.