Exhibitions 

Permanent Collections

Wittliff Collections, Texas State Universtiy, San Marcos, TX

National September 11 Memorial, New York, NY

Upcoming

2018

Fall:

Worker’s Gloves, Riles Gallery, Joint show with Shawn Skabelund

Solo

2017

Cowboys: East Germany, Play Hamburg Exhibition Space, Hamburg, Germany

Cowboys: East Germany, Texas Folklife Gallery

Worker’s Gloves, Found Objects, Kickstand Gallery Space, Flagstaff, AZ,

2013

Albuquerque Photographer’s Gallery, A New Reality – A first-person document of 9/11, Albuquerque, NM

2009

Cultural Understanding through Architecture, Arts in Embassies Program, American Embassy, Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus.

Group

2018

Echoes of Loss, Coconino Center for the Arts, Main Gallery, Invitational, April 10 - June 9

2017

At First Sight: Recent Acquisitions, Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2013

National September 11 Memorial Museum, New York, NY.

2011 

National Gallery of Modern Art, Cowboys: East Germany, Leipzig, Germany.

2010

Museum of Modern Art – Moscow and Historic House of JP-Morgan, Loft in the Red Zone, New York, NY and Moscow, Russia.

2006

ArtWalk NYC, Cowboys: East Germany, New York, NY.

Film Selections

2011

Included in: HBO, CNN, Time, Beyond 9/11, Portraits of Resilience, Feature Documentary.

2011 

Official Film Festival Selections:

ETNOFiLM, Cowboys: East Germany: Ethnographic Film Festival, Rovijn, Croatia.

ETNOFiLM3, Cowboys: East Germany: University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Ethno-Film Fest, Cowboys: East Germany: International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Serbia

2010

FIFEQ, International Ethnographic Film Festival, Cowboys: East Germany: of Quebec, Montreal

Publications

A New Reality, A First Person Document of 9/11, 54-page hardcover book, self-published, Blurb, 2011

Cultural Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Folklore and Popular Culture, Solovyovo The Story of Memory in a Russian Village, Book Review, Volume 8, 2009 (peer-reviewed academic journal)

Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Sunset, Outside, Wired, Fortune, Forbes, People, Geo, Prevention, (partial list) regularly published in many national and international publications, 1995-Present 

Popular Anthropology Magazine, Featured Visual Anthropologist, Vol.1 No.3, September 2010 

Albuquerque: Spirit of the West, Starlight Publishing, 2000

Reviews

Flagstaff Arts Council, https://flagartscouncil.org/2018/02/echoes-loss-artist-responses-trauma/, April 2018

AZ Daily Sun, http://azdailysun.com/flaglive/features/arts/art-that-reverberates-a-glimpse-of-echoes-of-loss-artistic/article_1c4f81f8-2f16-553d-8523-4de5c98c1f8a.html, April 2018

Wittliff Collections, http://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/about/news/March-2017-At-First-Sight.html, March 6, 2017

Brown, Kristin, Cowboys & Indians magazine, Texas Folklife Presents: Cowboys East Germany Exhibition, http://www.cowboysindians.com/2017/01/texas-folklife-presents-cowboys-east-germany-exhibition/, January 11, 2017

Rice, Laura, Texas Standard, (NPR), “East Germany Has a Thriving Community of Cowboys,” http://www.texasstandard.org/stories/east-germany-has-a-thriving-community-of-cowboys/, January, 2017

Rebmann, Jonathan, “Der Wilde Westen aus dem Vogtland reitet in Texas ein,” January 12, 2017

Eckardt, Ingo, “Vogtland-Cowboys in Texas ein Hit,” http://vogtland-anzeiger.de/Vogtland_Anzeiger/cms-nachrichten/plauen/vogtland-cowboys-in-texas-ein-hit.html, January 13, 2017

Muller, Seth, “The Day the Sky Fell, NAU Professor’s Photography from Ground Zero,” http://azdailysun.com/flaglive/cover_story/the-day-the-sky-fell-nau-professor-s-photography-from/article_a6dc17c0-0950-5d37-895e-f01f21755bc7.html, September 8, 2016

Gomez, Adrian, “9/11: Tragic day brought new reality,” Albuquerque Journal, September, 2013

Smith, Jill, “Loft in the Red Zone Review,” ArtSlant, New York, September, 2011

Xanthos, Julia, “A church destroyed by terror vows to rebuild,” New York Daily News, New York, October 8, 2011

Murabayashi, Allen, “Meet the Experts,” Photoshelter Blog, New York, June 2008

Teaching 

Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ – 2015-Present

Joint position in Photography and Photojournalism, School of Communication; taught courses: In Photography: Graduate Seminar, Basic, Theory and Psychology of Photography, Location Portraiture, Adventure, Advanced Workflow, Black and White Location, Conceptual; In Journalism: Basic Reporting, Special Topics, Basic Photojournalism, Intermediate Photojournalism

Adjunct Professor, New Mexico State University, Grants, NM — 2013-2015

Computer and media technology, taught course: Digital video production; Anthropology, taught courses: Introduction to World Cultures, Introduction to Anthropology, and Introduction to Language & Culture.

Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA — MA, Visual Anthropology, 2010

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM — BA, Photojournalism, 1990

Public Lectures

Coconino Center for the Arts, Echos of Loss, Artist’s Q&A with curator’s Bjorn Krondorfer and Gina Adams, May 5, 2018

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica,CA, Pinhole photographs, Artists in Pinhole: LA, Featured Speaker, 2016

California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, Special Projects Lecture on Documentary Projects, Guest Lecturer, 2012

Apple Image Lecture Series, American Photographic Artists, Featured Lecturer, Apple Store SOHO, New York, NY, 2006

Websites

ericoconnell.com, Commercial photography website

gallery911.com, Gallery installation and story of 9/11

blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2515722, Book, A New Reality, A First Person Account of 911

youtube.com/user/emo404/videos, Visual anthropology video

Field research

2013

BBQ Culture in Los Angeles, Ethnographic research for Box 1824, visual/written

2012 

Fogo de Chao, Las Vegas, NV, Ethnographic research for restaurant, visual/written

2009-2010

Cowboys: East Germany, Ethnographic research for graduate degree

Memberships

Board Member, Cibola Arts Council, Grants, NM – 2012-Present

American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles, CA – 2014-Present

References

Graham Howe, CEO, Curatorial Assistance, 113 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103, 626-577-9696, graham@curatorial.com

Charlie Lockwood, Executive Director, Texas Folklife Gallery, 1708 Houston St., Austin, TX 78756, (512) 441-9255, clockwood@texasfolklife.org

Dr. Elena SV Flys, Professor, Arts and Cultural Management, Eastern Michigan University, 734-487-1884, elena.sv.flys@emich.edu

Norm Medoff, Professor, School of Communication, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, norman.medoff@nau.edu