A.D. Coleman Lecture: "Art and Perturbation: Social Responsibility and the Photographer"


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  • Speaker: A.D. Coleman, independent critic, historian, curator, educator, and web publisher
  • Host Department: History of Art
  • Date: 10/23/2013
  • Time: 4:00PM

  • Location: 180 Tappan Hall, 855 S. University

  • A.D. Coleman
  • Description:

    A meditation on political art, issue-oriented art, and art that, in general, perturbs part or all of its audiences, with projects by Robert Frank, W. Eugene Smith, and Jerry Uelsmann as examples.

    A. D. Coleman has published 8 books and more than 2000 essays on photography and related subjects. Formerly a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times, and the New York Observer, Coleman has contributed to ARTnews, Art On Paper, Technology Review, Juliet Art Magazine (Italy), European Photography (Germany), La Fotografia (Spain), and Art Today (China). His work has been translated into 21 languages and published in 31 countries. In 2002 he received the Culture Prize of the German Photographic Society, the first critic of photography ever so honored. In 2010 he received the J Dudley Johnston Award from the Royal Photographic Society (U.K.) for "sustained excellence in writing about photography."

    Coleman's widely read blog
    Photocritic International appears at photocritic.com. Since 2005, exhibitions that he has curated have opened at museums, galleries, and festivals in Canada, China, Finland, Hong Kong, Italy, Rumania, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, and the U.S.

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