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

North Korean Perspectives

North Korean Perspectives

North Korean Perspectives

Museum of Contemporary Photography

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, has been called the Hermit Kingdom, as it is one of the most reclusive states ...

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Lecture in Photography: Anne Wilkes Tucker

Lecture in Photography: Anne Wilkes Tucker

Lecture in Photography: Anne Wilkes Tucker

Stage Two

Anne Wilkes Tucker, formerly the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has recently retired to pursue new ...

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Panel Discussion: Inside North Korea

Panel Discussion: Inside North Korea

Panel Discussion: Inside North Korea

Museum of Contemporary Photography

5:00 p.m. Registration and exhibit viewing at MoCP 6:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. The Inside ...

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Lecture: Penelope Umbrico

Lecture: Penelope Umbrico

Lecture: Penelope Umbrico

Stage Two

Penelope Umbrico uses traditional photographic techniques to explore the production and consumption of images in a post-internet age. In many of her works, Umbrico appropriates ...

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Lecture: The Cultural Context of North Korean Politics with Bruce Cumings

Lecture: The Cultural Context of North Korean Politics with Bruce Cumings

Lecture: The Cultural Context of North Korean Politics with Bruce Cumings

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Bruce Cumings is chairman of the history department at the University of Chicago. His first book, The Origins of the Korean War, won the John ...

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Muse: Print Viewing and Discussion

Muse: Print Viewing and Discussion

Muse: Print Viewing and Discussion

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Print viewing and discussion led by Niki Grangruth and James Kinser. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Muse. Muse inverts the traditional ...

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Lecture: Richard Mosse

Lecture: Richard Mosse

Lecture: Richard Mosse

The Art Institute of Chicago

Richard Mosse’s photography captures the beauty and tragedy in war and destruction. His most recent series, Infra captures the ongoing war between rebel factions in ...

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Lecture: Christian Boltanski

Lecture: Christian Boltanski

Lecture: Christian Boltanski

Art Institute of Chicago

Christian Boltanski is one of France's foremost artists whose installations challenge basic assumptions of what constitutes an artwork. Since the 1960s, he has worked with ...

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Past Events

North Korean Perspectives Opening Reception

North Korean Perspectives Opening Reception

North Korean Perspectives Opening Reception

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Exhibiting artists Alice Wielinga and Hyounsang Yoo and guest curator Marc Prüst will speak briefly about the exhibition at 5:30pm. Photo credit: Hyounsang Yoo, ...

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North Korean Perspectives

North Korean Perspectives

North Korean Perspectives

Museum of Contemporary Photography

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, has been called the Hermit Kingdom, as it is one of the most reclusive states ...

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Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity seeks to distinguish the historical and contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture. The first ...

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