As an Artist/Creative Phd Giraud Polite has more than 15+ years of
visual communications experience and has spent the past ten years
visually documenting and researching a variety of ethnic groups on six
Giraud is currently a member of the Society of Photographic
Educators and the Urban Creative Network where he attends conferences
and participates in panel discussions about current photographic and
design shifts and trends. Giraud also serves as member, mentor, and
adviser to organizations such as Making Connections, Inc.
and the Brookhaven College Film Club. As a Louisiana/Texas artist,
Giraud has exhibited works extending from digital photography to
multimedia arts in a variety of museums, cultural centers, and
Working in the areas of multimedia arts and digital photography,
Giraud’s projects explore themes such as cultural ritual and memory.
Photographically his current work explores the photograph as a sacred
and reproducible object. Presented as relic or artifact and departing
from the conventional photograph on paper, he chooses to use industrial
materials, such as aluminum, wood, and Plexiglas in an attempt to create
permanence within the story of the image, in a sense to fix the image
by adding weight and mass, to affirm the existence of the photograph as a
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