Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context - Seeing and Being Seen

Aperture at The New School Wed 17 Oct 2007 7.00PM-9.00PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
Free admission
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This panel highlights artists who collaborate with teens to explore adolescent identity, teen photographers' own approach to representation, and the ways in which they dovetail and differ. Panelists include photographer Dawoud Bey, referencing work from his recent book Class Pictures, photographer Wendy Ewald, who develops work from images young people make of themselves, and teens involved in the Expanding Walls program at the Studio Museum in Harlem, who will provide first-hand insight into the specific use of photography in addressing their understanding of their identity, culture and environment.

Phyllis Thompson, scholar

Dawoud Bey, artist
Wendy Ewald, artist
Danny Alba, participant in Expanding the Walls program
Corinne Thomas, participant in Expanding the Walls program

This panel is part of the Aperture Foundation Lectures "Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context,"and is presented in collaboration with the Aperture Foundation, Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School with generous support from the Kettering Family Foundation and the Henry Nias Foundation. This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.