Originally from Chesapeake, Virginia, photographer Brian Culbertson currently lives in Greenville, North Carolina. He received his MFA at East Carolina University School of Art and Design. Brian has exhibited work internationally including exhibitions in the United States, Canada, China, and the United Arab Emirates. His work has been featured in publications such as The Hand Magazine, Don’t Take Pictures, and Light Leaked. Brian creates images that investigate photography's influence on cultural and social values. His current research is focused on the prevalence of prescription medications in contemporary treatment of mental illness and, photography’s role in the representation of of those living with mental illness.