Deborah Willis: Imaging Social Movements in America from Emancipation to Black Life Matters
Wednesday, August 2, 6:00pm
University of New Mexico Art Museum, in partnership with CENTER, presents a lecture with photo historian, curator and author Deborah Willis.
Images, whether artistic, documentary, or anthropological, are forever fixed in the popular imagination through photography. From the medium’s beginning, race and gender have shaped and controlled the reception of photographic portraits, both politically and aesthetically. Photographers from the 19th to today respond to their own lives and their communities in similar ways. They comment on politics, culture, family, community, and history from internal and external points of view. This talk focuses on the abilities the photograph, the Internet and digital media provide us about the circulation of movement/activist imagery. This lecture will include works by image makers and change makers who are actively involved in changing the course of contemporary visual culture.