Aurora PhotoCenter was founded in 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana, by a group of local photographers and artists. Aurora is a creative work space offering resources and opportunities to working and aspiring photographers.
Adam Reynolds is a documentary photographer whose work focuses on contemporary political conflict, with a particular emphasis on the Middle East. He pursues research projects that balancer photographic creativity with a journalist’s thematic fidelity. He holds a Masters of Fine Art degree in photography from Indiana University. He began his career covering the Middle East in 2007 as a freelance photojournalist. Adam holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and political science from Indiana University and a master’s degree in Islamic and Middle East Studies from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. Adam has been recognized by the photographic community where he has been awarded CENTER Santa Fe’s Project Development Grant and Duke University’s Archive of Documentary Arts 2016 Emerging Documentarian Award. His first monograph was published in 2017. Originally from Bloomington, Adam now calls Indianapolis home.
Craig McCormick is an architect and photographer with a passion for art and design. He is a Principal at Blackline Studio for Architecture, founder of procurement and maker company Co+Effect, and creator of MarshallStudios.net. Craig has led events including Pecha Kucha Indy and boards for arts organizations including Harrison Center for the Arts, Big Car, and Pattern.
Craig learned photography from his father who was a photojournalist and instructor in the United States Marine Corps. He holds degrees from Ball State University and a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University. While in graduate school, he studied photography under Geoff Winningham. His documentary and experimental photography work has been exhibited nationally, at FotoFest Houston, Harvard University, and the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Mary Goodwin is the publisher at Waltz Books, a photobook publishing company with a focus on the relationship between the photographic image and the book format. Her photographic practice depicts the land as a site of memory, culture, and politics. She is currently documenting the visual legacy of redlining in Indianapolis for the series, Redlining from A to D.
Goodwin holds an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where she also acquired a love of chilis, both red and green. Her writing about photography has appeared in photoeye booklist, f-stop magazine, and the Contact Sheet Annual. As the former Associate Director at Light Work in Syracuse, New York, she curated exhibitions by Deana Lawson, Yolanda del Amo, and Stephen Chalmers.