Contemporary Photographers Lecture Series

Contemporary Photographers is an ongoing lecture series which brings to the Gallery some of the most stimulating photographers and thinkers on photography today. The series has hosted photo editors, historians, critics, anthropologists and, of course, creative photographers, all setting out to redefine in various ways what photography can mean.

Topics have covered the evolution from daguerreotype to digital photography, alternative processes, street photography, photography as fine art, social justice, New York City as a subject, photography abroad, the relationship between cinema and photography, paradise and dystopia, gender and sexuality, family, intimacy, memory, humor, censorship, working on assignment, photographic work at the New York Times and The New Yorker, the genesis of a book, towering figures from the past and their influence today, the smallest things and the universe.

To date, speakers have included Bill Armstrong, Elisabeth Biondi, Elinor Carucci, Allen Ellenzweig, Aaron Glass, Martin Heiferman, Robert Herman, Chester Higgins, John Isaac, Arthur Lubow, Jordan Matter, Lori Nix, Andreas Rentsch, Shelley Rice, Sasha Rudensky, Thomas Roma, Nadia Sablin, Elisabeth Smith, Ashly Stohl, Alexey Titarenko and Harvey Wang, among others.

The talks are informal, open to the public and FREE. Presentations typically run for forty minutes, followed by a lively Q&A. See Upcoming Events on the home page for new programming. 

Come join the fun!

Details and videos from previous Contemporary Photographers lectures are available via the sidebar on the right under Archives (select Month/Year) or Category (select Lectures or Videos).





Marilyn Fish

Marilyn Fish

Lecture Coordinator

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