Ann Pegelow Kaplan, assistant professor in the Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies at Appalachian State University, compares the present to the past in her artistic work and seeks to help viewers excavate their own personal connections.
“In a growing and changing world population, making connections between individual and global context is key,” she said. “I hope others will remember their own family’s connection to immigration through my work.”
Kaplan teaches and researches across written and visual mediums as an interdisciplinary scholar who both makes and analyzes photography. Recently, Kaplan presented a project that took form last summer to Appalachian’s Humanities Council in a presentation titled “Passage/s: Lost & Found Photography, Refugee Crises, and Privilege.”