Lectures in Photography & co-presentation with the MoCP : Susan Bright

Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605

Lectures in Photography & co-presentation with the MoCP : Susan Bright

Susan Bright is a British curator and writer based in Manhattan. Her curatorial practice operates across the registers of exhibition making, writing, public speaking, and teaching. She strives to engage across different methodologies and scales of working, taking in projects in national museums, non-profit medium scale galleries, publications, and formal education. Particular research interests include contemporary portraiture specializing in the representation of mothers across fine art and the media. She was formally a curator at the National Portrait Gallery and Acting Director for the MA Photography at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. Recent exhibitions include: Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (The Photographers' Gallery/Foundling Museum, London and MoCP, Chicago); Something Out Of Nothing (Fotogalleriet, Oslo); 1+1=3 Contemporary British Portraiture (Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney); How We Are: Photographing Britain (co-curated with Val Williams, Tate Britain) and Face of Fashion at the National Portrait Gallery, London. She is author of Art Photography Now and Auto Focus-The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography, both published by Thames and Hudson. She is currently pursuing a Curatorial PhD through Goldsmiths College, University of London. Official webpage http://susanbright.net/

 

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Upcoming Events

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Library

This exhibition presents images from Michael L. Abramson’s (1948-2011) South Side Series documenting the pulsing scene of black night clubs on Chicago’s South Side in ...

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Michael Schmelling: Your Blues

Michael Schmelling: Your Blues

Michael Schmelling: Your Blues

Museum of Contemporary Photography

During an eighteen month-long commission in his hometown of Chicago, Schmelling explored the musical landscape of the region. The artist has immersed himself headlong into ...

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MoCP Museum Council Fall Social

MoCP Museum Council Fall Social

MoCP Museum Council Fall Social

Museum of Contemporary Photography

The MoCP Museum Council Fall Social is a great way to meet MoCP Museum Council members, MoCP staff, artists and photography fans from the community, ...

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Lecture in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Lecture in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Lecture in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Exhibiting artist Michael Schmelling will discuss his work and career including his Grammy award winning publication The Wilco Book (2004), his work in Atlanta (2010) ...

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The Chicago Music Scene: Jim DeRogatis and Jessica Hopper

The Chicago Music Scene: Jim DeRogatis and Jessica Hopper

The Chicago Music Scene: Jim DeRogatis and Jessica Hopper

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Jim DeRogatis and Jessica Hopper will discuss some of the over-looked and off-the-beaten-path subjects referenced in Schmelling’s work as well as some traditions and legacies in Chicago music. ...

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Ekphest; A Festival of Art + Word at MoCP

Ekphest; A Festival of Art + Word at MoCP

Ekphest; A Festival of Art + Word at MoCP

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Ekphest; A Festival of Art + Word taking place in April 2015 at a selection of Chicago museums and institutions, invites the public into the ...

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Blues in Black and White: Documenting the Culture of a Music With David Grazian, Tom Lunt, and Mark Pohlad, moderated by Monica Hairston O’Connell

Blues in Black and White: Documenting the Culture of a Music With David Grazian, Tom Lunt, and Mark Pohlad, moderated by Monica Hairston O’Connell

Blues in Black and White: Documenting the Culture of a Music With David Grazian, Tom Lunt, and Mark Pohlad, moderated by Monica Hairston O’Connell

Library

Viewing: 5:30 pm Columbia College Library 624 S. Michigan Ave., Second Floor Discussion: 6:15 pm MoCP 600 S. Michigan Ave In conjunction with the exhibitions Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of ...

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Lecture in Photography: Rachel Sussman

Lecture in Photography: Rachel Sussman

Lecture in Photography: Rachel Sussman

Stage Two

For nearly a decade Rachel Sussman been developing the critically acclaimed project “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” for which she researches, works with ...

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Past Events

Phantoms in the Dirt: Curator's Tour

Phantoms in the Dirt: Curator's Tour

Phantoms in the Dirt: Curator's Tour

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Guest curator Karsten Lund will lead a tour of the Phantoms in the Dirt exhibition. Presented in conjunction with Filter Photo Festival. Photo © ...

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Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night - Exhibition Reception

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night - Exhibition Reception

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night - Exhibition Reception

Library

Join us for a reception in honor of the Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night exhibition. This exhibition is copresented by Columbia College Chicago's ...

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Artist Discussion with Anya Gallaccio, Jay Heikes and Adam Schreiber

Artist Discussion with Anya Gallaccio, Jay Heikes and Adam Schreiber

Artist Discussion with Anya Gallaccio, Jay Heikes and Adam Schreiber

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Moderated by Karsten Lund Each of the artists will discuss his or her work and their investigations of the material world through photography or sculpture. ...

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Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Library

This exhibition presents images from Michael L. Abramson’s (1948-2011) South Side Series documenting the pulsing scene of black night clubs on Chicago’s South Side in ...

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Phantoms in the Dirt

Phantoms in the Dirt

Phantoms in the Dirt

Museum of Contemporary Photography

The sixteen artists in this exhibition present an array of physical remnants and enigmatic traces, ranging from cryptic objects to the marks of human activity ...

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