Victory in the Wilderness Museum
A fragmented index; a collection of field notes; a living archive. At once about place and perception, the Victory in the Wilderness Museum represents an ongoing and long-term exploration and documentation of West Texas. Utilizing varied modes of photographic representation I look intently at the interplay between culture and the land, with a pointed interest in how indexing layers of both geography and visual culture can help us critically reflect upon the nature of a place and its intersecting histories.
Jason Reed is co-founder and director of Borderland Collective and Associate Professor of Photography at Texas State University. Both his personal photographs and collaborative projects represent an ongoing and long-term exploration of his West Texas homeland, critically reflecting upon the nature of a place and its intersecting histories. He has created gallery and public space exhibitions in national and international venues, such as Krannert Museum at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Threewalls Gallery in Chicago, Galerie Reinthaler in Vienna, Austria, Dallas Contemporary, La Asamblea Legislativa in Mexico City, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. In support of his work, he has received grants from the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, North East Educational Foundation Grant, Texas Commission on the Arts, SAPPI Ideas that Matter, and Labotanica. Jason holds a BA in Geography from the University of Texas and an MFA in Photography from Illinois State University.