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Betsy Williamson is a mixed media artist who is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Eastern New Mexico University. Between 2011 and 2015 and again in spring of 2017, she taught Studio Art and Art History throughout North Texas. However, She took a break from teaching between 2015 and 2017 to live in Udaipur, Rajasthan. She obtained her MFA in Photography and her MA in Art History in 2011 at the University of North Texas. In 2006, she received her BFA in Photography from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her interest in South Asia stems from her time in graduate school when she was fortunate enough to travel to India in 2009. “Changing Perspectives: The Americans by Gauri Gill,” her MA research paper explores the South Asian American subculture documented by Indian photographer Gauri Gill. Williamson returned to India in October 2013 to attend the Delhi Photography Festival and traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh for the Chobi Meila (International Photography Festival) in January 2015. Furthermore, she was in India in September and October 2015 for the Art Junction Artist Residency in Udaipur. While living in Udiapur between 2016 and 2017, she taught photography workshops to tourists, created art and conducted research.  This blog is her effort explore the photographic arts personally in terms of her own art making and research to gain a greater knowledge of the craft through the lens of South Asia. Williamson returned to India in the summer of 2017 to continue to pursue her art making and research interests.

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