Brian Garbrecht (he/him) is a multidisciplinary student artist from Elgin, IL, currently working towards his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where he is also a member of the McNair Scholars Program. Brian mixes photography, printmaking, video, archives, and important documents to explore the ideas of self, truth, and identity. He is a 2021 Honorable Mention recipient for the Dorthea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for his in-progress series Forest From A Tree. He was also a 2020 recipient of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Student Award for Innovations in Imaging. Brian’s work has been shown in dozens of juried exhibitions across the United States, along with solo exhibitions at Bradley University, and Northeastern Illinois University.

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