Curator Lecture: Deborah Willis

Friday, March 1 at 7:00pm

Join Deborah Willis, guest curator for the exhibition Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty, as she investigates the transformative experience of the photograph through the 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.

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Join Deborah Willis, guest curator for the exhibition Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty, as she investigates the transformative experience of the photograph through the 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.

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.



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