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Photography of East German Photographer at NECC ArtSpace

Submitted by on November 4, 2011 – 12:18 pm

Capt Edenton Field, Northeastern Regional Airport, Edenton North Carolina, 2009

The photography of Somerville artist Dana Mueller will be exhibited in the ArtSpace in the Bentley Library on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College from now through Dec. 19. There will be an opening reception and artist talk on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m.

Born and raised in East Germany until the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mueller’s exhibit—titled The Devil’s Den—features former German prisoner-of-war camps and surrounding areas where prisoners were put to work by the U.S. military.

“When photographing these landscapes, I wanted to visually evoke the dualities that have characterized the German people over centuries, a people that are capable of both tremendous progress and destruction,” explains Mueller.

Mueller is an adjunct professor in photography and art history at the Art Institute of Boston.

She earned her MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Her work has addressed exile, German identity, memory, history and landscape.

She is the recipient of several awards and grants including the 2010, 2009, and 2008 Faculty Development Grants from the Art Institute of Boston. Her work has been exhibited widely including at Rick Wester Fine Art, NY, Humble Arts Foundation, NY, and the St. Botolph Club, Boston. Her work has been published in New England Art Magazine and The New York Photo Review.

The ArtSpace Gallery is open Monday through Thursday 2pm to 9pm, Friday 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm, closed Sunday and Holidays.

Northern Essex offers associate degrees in graphic design, general studies-multi-media, general studies-visual arts, and illustration as well as a certificate in graphic design-desktop publishing.

For additional information contact ArtSpace program coordinator Marc Mannheimer at or 978-556-3242.