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, from New York City and around the world. 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, contemporary photography abroad, the relationship between cinema and photography, paradise and dystopia, family, intimacy, sexuality, 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, Elinor Carucci, Allen Ellenzweig, Martin Heiferman, Arthur Lubow, Jordan Matter, Andreas Rentsch, Thomas Roma, Alexey Titarenko, and Harvey Wang, and many others.

The talks are informal, open to the public and free. Presentations typically run for forty-five minutes, plus another forty-five minutes for Q and A.

Come join the fun!

We recommend that you reserve in advance to secure a seat.



Ashly Stohl: “Pictures and Books” ๐ŸŽฅ

Contemporary Photographers at Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce a lecture, free and open to the public Statement Some of the most beloved and lasting bodies of photographic work are based on the great American road trip, but Ashly Stohl became a photographer...

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Aaron Glass: Complicating Curtis

Edward S. Curtis is famous for his monumental effort to photographically document traditional Native North Americans in the early twentieth century before they succumbed to assimilation. He is equally infamous within scholarly circles for fabricating a romantic and...

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Arthur Lubow: The Intelligent Eye of Diane Arbus

The well-known intuitive gifts of Diane Arbus often obscure recognition of her remarkable mind. Indeed, she is arguably the most intelligent of photographers. Drawing on the research he conducted to write his biography, "Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer,"...

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Elinor Carucci: Getting Closer

I am going to talk about almost three decades of work, mostly showing my personal work but also some related editorial stories. I will tell the audience how I got into photography, about my move to the US, my personal work and editorial work, becoming a mother and how...

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Harvey Wang: From Darkroom to Daylight

Film description FROM DARKROOM TO DAYLIGHT explores the dramatic change from film to digital in photography. Photographer Harvey Wang was mid-career when the tools of his craft were made nearly obsolete. He interviewed more than 20 photographers and prominent figures...

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