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Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.?The Photography Program at Bard presents a series of five lectures this fall that are free and open to the public. Each one will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Weis Cinema of the Bertelsmann Campus Center.

On Monday, September 23, Wendy Ewald, an award-winning photographic pioneer in work with children, will speak about her most recent projects. She is the author of Secret Games: Collaborative Works with Children 1969-1999 and The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About Their Bodies in Pictures and Words. Ewald's work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the International Center of Photography, and an exhibition of her work is planned for next spring at the Queens Museum of Art. She is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and fellowships from the Fulbright and MacArthur foundations. Ewald was a visiting associate professor at Bard in 1996.

On Tuesday, October 22, Michael Spano, whose book Time Frames: City Pictures is forthcoming in November, will speak about his work. Spano is a New York-based artist. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and The Art Institute of Chicago. Spano is the recipient of many honors and awards, including fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Camerawork, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Represented by the Laurence Miller Gallery, Spano is the former director and curator of the nonprofit Midtown Y Photography Gallery and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

On Monday, November 11, An-My Lê will speak about her recent work. A political refugee from Vietnam, she has lived in the United States since 1975. Lê's work has appeared in numerous exhibitions including Special Projects Summer 2002, P.S. 1 MoMA; Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Documents, Perceptions, and Perspectives, Rhode Island College, Providence; Re-imagining Vietnam, FotoFest, Houston; Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New Photograhy 13, Museum of Modern Art; and Picturing Communities, Houston Center for Photography. She is a recipient of a grant from the New York State Foundation for the Arts and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Lê is a visiting assistant professor of photography at Bard.

On Monday, December 2, a talk by Mitch Epstein will be presented in association with the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Epstein's photographs are in numerous major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Pinewood Foundation, and Camerawork. He has had 11 solo exhibitions in New York, and has published four books, most recently The City, a monograph about public and private life in New York. His other books are In Pursuit of India; Fire Water Wind; and Vietnam: A Book of Changes. Epstein has also worked as a cinematographer and production designer on several award-winning films, among them Salaam Bombay! and Mississippi Masala. He was an assistant visiting professor of photography at Bard last year.

On Tuesday, December 10, a talk by Robert Lyons will be presented in association with the Human Rights Project. Lyons, the author of Another Africa (with essays and poems by Chinua Achebe), has exhibited widely in the United States, and his work is represented in a number of permanent collections, including those of the Polaroid Corporation, the Microsoft Corporation, the Addison Gallery of American Art, and the Seattle Art Museum. Lyons's other books include Gentlemen Photographers: The Work of Loring Underwood and William Lyman Underwood; Out of the Fire: Contemporary Glass Artists and Their Work; and Egyptian Time (with Naguib Mahfouz). Lyons began his journeys to the African continent in 1981, taking the first of many photographic trips to Morocco and Egypt. During the 1990s, Lyons photographed in African countries south of the Saharan desert and north of the equator, including Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Ethiopia.

For further information about the Photography Lecture Series at Bard, call 845-758-6822.

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This event was last updated on 09-16-2002