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Traci Hercher




Traci Hercher is an artist whose 16mm essay films investigate systems of power and belief by way of portraiture. She is a MacDowell Fellow and Lightpress Grant recipient (2021), and her films have screened internationally at festivals and venues including The DocYard, Walker Art Center, San Diego Underground Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Process Festival, Revolutions per Minute Festival, AcreTV.org, Artists’ Television Access, The Nightingale, and Poetics and Politics Documentary Research Symposium at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


  • MFA, University of Iowa

  • BFA, University of Illinois at Chicago