Photography Changes Everything A Conversation with Marvin Heiferman
Photography Changes Everything: A Conversation with Marvin Heiferman, and special guests Lois Banner, Leo Braudy, and Charlotte Cotton
Thursday, June 28, 2012
FREE but RSVP required and will be accepted until venue capacity is reached
ARTBOOK | Paper Chase showroom
7174 Sunset Boulevard
(corner of Sunset and Formosa)
Join Aperture and ARTBOOK | D.A.P. for a conversation with Marvin Heiferman, leading photography curator and editor of Photography Changes Everything, and special guests Lois Banner, historian and author of numerous biographies, including MM-Personal: From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe and the forthcoming Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox; Leo Braudy, author of many books of cultural history, including The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History, and most recently The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon; and Charlotte Cotton, writer and curator. They will explore photography's central role in shaping our public and private, rational and fantasy lives. Following the discussion, join Heiferman and guests for a reception and book signing.
Curator and writer Marvin Heiferman (editor) has focused on the influence of photographic images on culture and history in projects such as Fame After Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1999) and Image World: Art and Media Culture at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1989). A contributing editor to Art in America, he serves on the faculty of both the International Center of Photography/Bard College and the School of Visual Art's MFA programs in photography. He was creative consultant to the Smithsonian Photography Initiative from 2005 to 2011, during which time he conceptualized and curated click! photography changes everything (click.si.edu).
Lois Banner is professor of history and gender studies at the University of Southern California, where she has won awards for teaching, scholarship, and mentorship. She is the author of numerous books on women and gender, including American Beauty (Knopf, 1983); In Full Flower: Aging Women, Power, and Sexuality (Knopf, 1994); Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle (Knopf, 2003); and Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox (Bloomsbury, 2012). She is a past president of the American Studies Association and the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, and is a winner of the Bode-Pearson Prize of the American Studies Association for Lifetime Achievement.
Leo Braudy teaches seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature, film history and criticism, and American culture at the University of Southern California. Among his many books are The World in a Frame: What We See in Films (2002), The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and its History (1997), and From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity (2005). He also co-edits the widely used anthology Film Theory and Criticism, now in its seventh edition. His most recent books are On the Waterfront (2008) in the British Film Institute Film Classics series, and The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon (2011). He is working on a study of the shaping of fear from the eighteenth century to the present.
Charlotte Cotton is a writer and curator. She has held cultural positions including curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is the author of The Photograph as Contemporary Art (2004) and founder of wordswithoutpictures.org and EitherAnd.org. She is currently in Los Angeles co-teaching a curatorial academy at Machine Project and beginning to write her first e-book.
Posted by Anna Fox on June 23rd 2012
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