The Pratt Photography Lectures inaugurates its 2014-2015 season with an evening focusing on the life and work of photographer Garry Winogrand. Curator John Szarkowski famously called Winogrand “the central photographer of his generation.” The event at Pratt Institute coincides with a major retrospective, Garry Winogrand, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 21.
The evening will feature a keynote lecture by photographer and essayist Leo Rubinfien, entitled “The Reasons for Winogrand.” Rubinfien, the curator of Garry Winogrand, and the editor of the exhibition catalogue, is former protégé of Winogrand’s. His lecture will be followed by responses from and, a conversation with, three individuals who knew Winogrand during his lifetime: Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photography at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Susan Kismaric, former curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art; and Thomas Roma, photographer and Director of Photography at Columbia University. Photography Chair Stephen Hilger, will moderate the conversation, which will include a Q & A session with the audience. The run-time of the program is approximately 120 minutes. This event is co-sponsored by the Pratt Photo League.
Free and open to the Pratt community and to the public.
Registration is required for this event. Please register here by September 8.
Exciting new elective this fall: PHOT 490 Pratt Photography Lectures with Professor Stephen Hilger. The course meets for nine sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm, beginning on August 27th. Lecturers include Leo Rubinfien on Garry Winogrand, Jim Goldberg, Donovan Wyle, An My-Lê, and Lucas Foglia.
Exhibition Tour—A Photographer’s Perspective on Garry Winogrand
Friday, July 25, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallery 691
Stephen Hilger, Chair, Photography Department, Pratt Institute
Hear a contemporary photographer’s perspective on the work of twentieth-century street photographer Garry Winogrand in this exhibition, and see how the artist’s own work resonates with the subjects and themes Winogrand captured thirty years earlier.
Photograph: Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, 1980-83, Posthumous gelatin silver print (frame not marked by Winogrand on contact sheet), courtesy The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona
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Stephen Hilger’s exhibition Back of Town continues at Berl’s Poetry Shop through June 16th. On Tuesday, June 10th at 7:30pm, Rickey Laurentiis and Nicole Cooley will each read a selection of their poems followed by a discussion with Stephen Hilger and moderated by Gregg M. Horowitz.
Berl’s is located at 126A Front Street in DUMBO. Wed.-Sun., 1-7pm
Photograph: Stephen Hilger, Monument, 2010