Eman Alami was born and raised in California to Levantine immigrants. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. Alami is an experimental writer in the arts, fashion, history, and literature where her work has been featured in CR Fashion Book, Popsugar, Buro 24/7 Singapore and Daily Art Magazine. She began her writing debut as an Andrew W. Mellon curatorial fellow at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art researching early 20th-century female photographers. As a minority, she examines gender and identity in relation to words and narrative in efforts toward inclusive storytelling. Alami’s take has exhibited at the Charles E. Young library’s “Writing and Power” and The Hammer Newsletter.
Seattle artist Laura Lasworth’s method has been rather like that of a long-form writer. In her elaborate cycles of paintings, including The Gray, The Western Wall, and After Images each panel functions as a chapter; from which an ongoing narrative forms.
S. Billie Mandle is an artist whose work engages with the histories, politics and paradoxes of institutional spaces. She is an associate professor of Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Mathelinda Nabugodi is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. Her current research project is situated in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s archive, where she explores relations between dead poets and living ideas. Nabugodi was recently awarded the 2021 Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award for her “engaging and fascinating” work of non-fiction The Trembling Hand: Reflections of a Black Woman in the Romantic Archive.