Humanities practitioners put current issues and events into perspective by encouraging critical thinking and analysis, challenging beliefs and values, sparking creativity and encouraging global citizenship and immersing in history. In an effort to further a world that is healthier, hopeful…
Photographer Hannah Price to Kick Off New Light Work and Department of Transmedia Remote Lecture Series on Oct. 13
Light Work and the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts announces the fall 2020 lineup for a new remote lecture series. The new collaboration brings together leading dynamic contemporary voices in the field of photography. S. Billie Mandle, Hannah Price, Irina Rozovsky and Lesley A. Martin represent a range of approaches, styles and ideas. Because the COVID-19 pandemic prohibits large in-person gatherings, this virtual series aims to inspire continued campus and community-wide engagement with Light Work Lab’s educational programs. Lectures will happen via Zoom (account not required). All registered attendees will receive a link to join prior to each program.
Registration is open now online. Pay $15 for a single pass or $30 for a season pass to all four lectures (a savings of $30 for package pricing). Light Work Lab membership is not required. Passes are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged with other Lab classes or workshops. Light Work processes registrations on a first-come, first-served basis.
The series begins on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. ET, with photographer and filmmaker Hannah Price. A moderated Q&A follows her remote talk, “Project Less.” Hannah Price’s practice comprises photography and film. She uses her work to document relationships, race politics and misperception. Price has received international recognition for her photo project “City of Brotherly Love” (2009-12), a series on the men who catcalled her on the streets of Philadelphia.
The second lecture is on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. ET, with photographer Irina Rozovsky. Rozovsky believes there is something to photograph most anywhere and considers the camera a third eye. For years, she has made pictures by wandering in far-flung places. She has explored questions of migration, diaspora, rootlessness and personal versus political freedom in Cuba, Israel and former Yugoslavia. Rozovsky is based in Athens, Georgia.
The third lecture is on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. ET, with photographer S. Billie Mandle. Mandle conducts extensive research into the histories and politics of each of her subjects, which include a home for refugees, a hospital for the mentally ill and the California Missions. She will talk about her recent book, “Reconciliation,” made over ten years of photographing confessionals throughout the United States. The book offers a queer perspective on religious spaces as they relate to the fallibility of faith and forgiveness. Mandle is an associate professor of photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
The fourth and final series event is Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. ET with photographer Lesley A. Martin. She will be in conversation with acclaimed photographer Penelope Umbrico. Martin is publisher of The PhotoBook Review, a newsprint journal dedicated to the photobook. Her writing on photography has appeared in publications that include American Photo, Aperture, FOAM and Lay Flat. She has edited more than 75 photography books and is creative director at Aperture Foundation.
All proceeds from Light Work’s educational programs support their ongoing mission of advocacy for emerging and underrepresented artists working in photography.