The People

Mary Churchill

Born in Flint, Michigan, Mary Churchill moved to Boston in 1989. Trained as a sociologist at Northeastern University, Churchill specialized in Cultural Studies and wrote her dissertation on comic book reading, where she analyzed the tension between text, image, and medium. Churchill has studied photography, drawing, and ceramics at Mass Art & Design, Northeastern University, and Emmanuel College. She has taught popular culture and visual sociology and created graduate programs in digital media, photography, and game design.

Churchill’s work focuses mainly on urban landscapes and she is currently creating a new body of work, “Picturing Roxbury,” photographing the rapidly changing communities in and around Dudley Square in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.  She is participating in a group photography show at UForge Gallery in Jamaica Plain in January 2012.

Recently, Churchill participated in Roxbury Open Studios 2011. See more at or on Flickr. Say hi on Twitter.

Jack Churchill-Valencia

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Churchill-Valencia started “doing art” at an early age. Almost seven and in the first grade, his art knows no boundaries.

Churchill-Valencia participated in Roxbury Open Studios 2011.

Ernesto Valencia

Ernesto Valencia was born and raised in the desert southwest before moving  to Boston in 1988. He is a photographer and librarian based in Roxbury. He earned his BFA from Emerson College in 1992 in Creative Writing and Acting.He also holds a Masters from Simmons College in Library Science and is currently working towards a second Masters in Digital Media Production from Northeastern University. He is still a fledgling exhibitor, but has participated in a group show @The MAC gallery in Hyde Park in 2009. He will have work shown @UForge Gallery and @Aviary Gallery in Jamaica Plain in early 2012, and will have two works on display in the Massachusetts State House also in early 2012.Taken with cities, their people and our urban landscapes much of his work focuses on capturing this using a mix of analog and digital processes. See more at

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