6:00pm Artist Talk - Wendy Ewald - Zoom
Artist Wendy Ewald will discuss her current exhibition at Weinberg/Newton Gallery in Chicago in which she presents two collaborative photographic projects: Daily Life and Dreams in the Pandemic: A Project with the Centro Romero Youth Program (2020–2021) and The Devil is Leaving His Cave: Photographs by Children from Chiapas (1991). The first is a newly commissioned work developed in partnership with 15 young people at Centro Romero, an immigrant service organization on the city’s Northwest side. The exhibition features the students’ own photographs and stories, made and recorded during their year working with the artist, alongside portraits taken by Ewald and the students. The Devil is Leaving His Cave is likewise a collaborative photographic endeavor, made with Mayan and Ladino children in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1991. Together these projects provide a glimpse into the historical and contemporary realities of life within the Latinx communities of Chicago and beyond.
1:30pm In Conversation: Elaine Miller, Ryan Lowry & Bianca Garcia - Zoom
Elaine, Ryan and Bianca will discuss their respective careers as photographers and artists and how they have navigated the ever changing landscape of what it is to be a professional photographer. Join them for a conversation about their unique work and the different ways in which they have found success as photographers.
6:00pm Lectures In Photography - Nancy Floyd
Nancy Floyd has been an exhibiting artist for over thirty-five years and is Professor Emerita in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Her work is especially focused on women and the female body, and has been included in exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain; the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; and the California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA amongst others, and is held in the collections of the Center for Creative Photography, High Museum of Art and Lightwork. Click HERE to register for or stream this event.
12:00pm In Conversation: Simone Tobias, KC Crow Maddux & Efrem Zelony-Minedll
Designer Simone Tobias, Artist and Curator Efrem Zelony-Mindell and Artist KC Crow Maddux will discuss their respective careers and creative pursuits. Join them for a conversation about their work and how their non-binary identities have influenced their careers.
6:00pm Artist Talk - Melissa Ann Pinney
Artist Melissa Ann Pinney will discuss her recent work with Chicago Public High School students and how that project evolved into her current role as the 2021/22 Diane Dammeyer Fellow in Photographic Arts and Social Issues.