I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel discussing the exhibition media production process for Women’s History Month at the Field Museum.
Latoya Flowers Photography was featured in the RAW Artists Chicago Exhibition. RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion & accessories design, music, performance art, beauty, and photography around the world.
My short documentary film, Derby Girls was featured in the group exhibition The Sports Show presented by the School of Visual Arts Alumni Society. The exhibition featured more than 30 leading artists and designers who graduated from SVA in commercial design and advertising, film and video, illustration and cartooning, motion graphics, painting and photography. These artists are behind some of the most iconic imagery and creative direction in the world of sports. The exhibition was curated by Todd Radom with Jane Nuzzo, director, SVA Alumni Affairs and Development, and designed by SVA Galleries Director Francis Di Tommaso.
What do you enjoy most about working at the Adler?
I love that I’m able to use my background in documentary filmmaking as a tool to create space science content. I produce and edit videos for the Adler Planetarium’s exhibitions and website. Working with our Far Horizons, Astronomy, and Collection teams is a fun experience because I get to learn something new for each project. I definitely have my dream job.
What’s your fondest Adler memory?
Working on the ‘Mission Moon’ exhibition is one of my fondest memories. I had the privilege of editing a series of short videos, featuring archival footage from Apollo 8, Apollo 11, and the Gemini Space Missions for the exhibition. It took several months to screen the archival footage and structure the edits as if you were watching the missions in real-time. Meeting the astronauts and mission control crew at the Adler’s 45th Apollo XIII Anniversary was an awesome experience.
What is the most memorable thing you have done during your time at the Adler?
I enjoy attending the Far Horizons missions as a photographer to capture our high-altitude balloon launches. It’s awesome to see kids and adults get excited while tracking the balloon for retrieval.
Why, in your opinion, is space freaking awesome?
Space is freaking awesome because it’s constantly evolving and we still have so much to discover in our Universe.
What is one fun fact about you?
I’ve traveled to eight countries in the last two years. This year I’m excited to scratch Machu Picchu, Peru, off my bucket list!