BRIGET GANSKE

I am a Virginia-based photographer and filmmaker.

I create visual stories for publications, organizations, and individuals.

What drives my work is the desire to create meaningful stories that educate, inspire, and connect us to one another.

bganske@gmail.com
804.221.8329

Inside VMFA

Posted on Dec 5, 2017

A new video series that explores and showcases the life and work of VMFA employees. Each short episode features a single employeeand gives a unique behind-the-scenes look at his/her position at the museum.

Terracotta Army

Posted on Nov 30, 2017

First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Discovered one mile east of the known burial site of the First Emperor of China (r. 221–210 BC), or Qin Shihuang, the terracotta army was created to accompany the emperor to the afterlife. This exhibition features ten majestic terracotta figures, including a cavalry horse, among 130 works that tell the story of China’s birth and one man’s lasting imprint on a nation.

Here are the broadcast commercials and social videos I produced for marketing the exhibition:

Intro to VMFA

Posted on Oct 15, 2017

Two new videos I filmed and edited that explore: What’s it like to visit VMFA if you’ve never been here before?

And what’s it like to work here? (….It’s FUN!)

Native American Artist videos

Posted on Sep 29, 2017

This summer I had the opportunity to film Native American artists in their homes out in the Southwest. I was impressed by each artist’s labor-intensive process and by the strong connections to the land and the sacredness in all living things.

Behind-the-Scenes

Posted on Aug 5, 2017

Behind-the-scenes at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts–exhibition design, conversation, and education:

University of Richmond Reunions

Posted on Jul 3, 2017

I photographed the University of Richmond’s Reunions a few weekends ago. It’s always a pleasure seeing old friends back come together.




Interactive Videos

Posted on Jun 22, 2017

Choose your own adventure! Explore these interactive videos, which I produced, filmed, and edited for VMFA. You can learn about artistic processes, collection related art, science connections, and make-your-own art activities.

Favorite Videos of 2016

Posted on Mar 7, 2017

Here are some favorite videos I produced, filmed, and edited for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 2016:

Art, Movement, and Friendship

Posted on Feb 17, 2016

Promoting Art for Life Enrichment Through Transgenerational Engagement (PALETTE) is an intergenerational art program, in which active older adults are paired with undergraduate and graduate students to participate in creative arts activities.

After two successful years of visual arts classes, PALETTE began “PALETTE in Motion”, a class that explores dance and movement arts. In all their programs, PALETTE helps to break down generational barriers to change the way we view aging.

Here is the previous video I made for PALETTE’s visual arts program:

Recent VMFA videos

Posted on Jan 7, 2016

It’s been a year working at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts! Here are some recent projects: