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Arts and Performance

Dr. Deborah Willis Lecture | Light Work’s 50th anniversary at the Everson Museum

April 13, 2023 at 5:30pm8:30pm EDT

Everson Museum’s Hosmer Auditorium

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Light Work will host an artist lecture with award-winning historian, author, curator, photographer, and former Light Work residency participant (1990), Deborah Willis, Ph.D.

Deborah Willis, Ph.D., is a University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is also the director of NYU’s Center for Black Visual Culture. Her research examines photography’s multifaceted histories, visual culture, contemporary women photographers, and beauty. She is the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She is the author of The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship and Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, among others. Professor Willis’s curated exhibitions include: Home: Reimagining Interiority at YoungArts, Miami, Framing Moments in the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Migrations and Meanings in Art, and Free at they want to be: Artists Committed to Memory at FotoFocus 2022.

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This event was published on March 22, 2023.

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