In conversation with Deborah Willis
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
$5 Students, Henry Members, and UW Staff & Faculty
$10 General Audience
Join Deborah Willis, guest curator for the exhibition Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty, in conversation with Erika Dalya Massaquoi as they discuss the transformative experience of the photograph through themes of idealized beauty, the unfashionable body, the gendered image, and photography as memory. This lecture will also explore Willis’ work on historical perceptions of beauty and desire and the role individual photographers play in constructing ways of seeing. This lecture will be introduced and moderated by Henry Art Gallery director Sylvia Wolf.
Deborah Willis is a contemporary artist, photographer, curator, photographic historian, author, and educator. Among other awards and honors she has received, she was a 2000 MacArthur Fellow. She is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts of New York University.
Erika Dalya Massaquoi, formerly the Assistant Dean of the School of Art and Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology at the State University of New York, currently serves as a Board Trustee of Seattle’s Pratt Fine Arts Center and is a Board Director of The Feminist Press, New York . She has held positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the American Museum of the Moving Image, NPR, and Oxygen Media.