"Brother and Sister, Soweto 2017" @ Deana Lawson

ACP Lecture Series Presents: Deana Lawson

Woodruff Arts Center - Rich Auditorium

Featuring work by: Deana Lawson

Tickets: This event is FREE to museum members and $ 14.50 for not yet members. Seating is limited, please go to high.org to reserve your tickets.

Deana Lawson is an American artist, educator, and photographer whose work revolves primarily around issues of intimacy, family, spirituality, sexuality, and Black aesthetics. Lawson makes portraits of black people in South Carolina, Swaziland, Jamaica, and Soweto, South Africa, as well as around her own Brooklyn neighborhood. She confronts viewers with a complex, densely layered, multifaceted vision of black identity, as embodied by strangers and neighbors alike, with whom she has established an intense rapport, however brief.

Lawson was awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation's Individual Photographer's Fellowship grant, 2008-2009 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013. In 2017, her work was featured in the Whitney Biennial. Her photographs have been exhibited in a number of museums and galleries including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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Artist's Talk Oct 25 07:00PM


Woodruff Arts Center - Rich Auditorium

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