Pratt Photography Lectures: Spring 2017 Program

2:34 PM

Pratt Photography Lectures is a series presented by Pratt’s
Photography Department to feature a diverse range of photographers,
critics, and curators speaking about their work. The Photography Department is pleased to announce the Pratt Photography Lectures Spring 2017 program.  

The lectures will be given by the following:

Adjunct Professor AURA ROSENBERG | FEBRUARY 22


Pratt Institute, 200 WILLOUGHBY AVENUE, Brooklyn

Lectures are free and open to the Pratt community and to the public.
Please reserve tickets by visiting
Doors open at 6 PM for ticket holders.
Doors open for additional seating at 6:15 PM. Space is limited.

Aura Rosenberg was born in New York City in 1949. Her work follows the trajectory of her life and grows out of lived experience. She has examined themes of sexuality, childhood, motherhood, work/play, family history and world history. She has worked in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, video and the book. Rosenberg also plays keyboards with her bands Cornichons and Dirty Mirrors in NYC and Berlin. Her publications include Head Shots (Stop Over Press, 1996), Berliner Kindheit (Steidl, 2002), and Who Am I? What Am I, Where Am I? (Hatje Cantz VerlagIn, 2008). In 2002, She was awarded the DAAD grant to produce her photo series Berliner Kindheit (co-published with Steidl Verlag). In 2016, to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Head Shots all sixty-one photos in the book were shown at JOAN, a project space in Los Angeles. A retrospective of her work will open at Galeria Studio, Warsaw in April 2017. This spring, she will have a solo exhibition with Martos Gallery at Frieze, NY. She lives in New York City and Berlin and teaches at School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute.
Paul Graham was born in the United Kingdom in 1956. His use of color film in the late 1970s and early 1980s, at a time when British photography was dominated by traditional black-and-white social documentary had a revolutionizing effect on the genre, causing a new school of color photography to emerge. In 1981, Graham completed his first acclaimed work by photographing life along England’s primary arterial road in a series of color photographs entitled A1: The Great North Road. In 2011, The Museum of Modern Art acquired the complete set of prints that Graham had originally used to print his first book in 1983. Over the past three decades, Graham has traveled widely, producing 13 distinct bodies of work that include Beyond Caring (1984–1985), Empty Heaven (1989–1995), Ceasefire (6–8 April 1994), End of the Age (1996–1998), American Night (1998–2002), a shimmer of possibility (2004–2006), The Present (2011), and Does Yellow Run Forever? (2011– 2014). Graham has published a dedicated monograph for nearly every series of work, most famously his twelve-volume collection titled a shimmer of possibility (co-published with steidlMACK), which was honored with the 2011 Paris Photo Book Prize for the most important photography book published in the past 15 years. Graham has had more than 80 solo exhibitions worldwide, most recently Graham’s American Trilogy: American Nighta shimmer of possibility and The Present at Pier 24, in 2015-16, which corresponded with the release of The Whiteness of the Whale (Mack, 2015). Graham is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the 2009 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and the 2012 Hasselblad Foundation International Award. His work is included in public collections around the world including The Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Gallery, National Museum of Photography, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as in private collections internationally. Graham has been represented by Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery since 2011. He lives and works in New York City.

Lyle Ashton Harris was born in New York City in 1965. He studied at Wesleyan University, the California Institute of the Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. For more than two decades he has cultivated a diverse artistic practice ranging from photographic media, collage, installation and performance. His work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic. Known for his self-portraits and use of pop culture icons (such as Billie Holiday and Michael Jackson), Harris teases the viewers’ perceptions and expectations, resignifying cultural cursors and recalibrating the familiar with the extraordinary. Harris has exhibited work widely including at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others, as well as at international biennials including São Paulo, 2016; Busan, 2008; Venice, 2007; Seville, 2006; and Gwangju, 2000. His work is represented in the permanent collections of major museums, most recently The Museum of Modern Art. In 2014, Harris joined the Board of Trustees of the American Academy in Rome and was the recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize by the High Museum of Art. In 2016, he was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and was appointed as a trustee of the Tiffany Foundation. Harris is currently an associate professor of Art and Art Education at New York University.

Critical & Visual Studies
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