Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller | Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Ferguson Lecture Hall , 600 S Michigan Ave

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller | Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Corey Keller

Curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Corey Keller, curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will reflect on the issues raised by two symposia she organized at SFMOMA, the controversially-titled "Is Photography Over?" in 2010 and more recently, "The Photographic Event" (2016).  Both symposia raised pointed questions about the current state of the medium at moments of intense and rapid change, not only in how pictures are made, but how they are shared, kept, and even discarded. Since its invention, the medium has been defined by the paired but opposing concepts of fixing and fading. Keller will focus on our changing expectations of photographic permanency --and the value we place on it.

 

Corey Keller is curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked since 2003. She is the organizer of numerous exhibitions, including "Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900" (2008); a monographic survey of the work of Francesca Woodman (2011); and "About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change" (2016). From 2003 to 2013, she oversaw the installation of the museum's permanent collection exhibition, "Picturing Modernity." She is currently at work on the first museum exhibition of the work of nineteenth-century photographer John Beasley Greene (2019). In addition to her SFMOMA publications, Keller has written about scientific photography, as well as artists Jay DeFeo, Henry Wessel, Eadweard Muybridge, and Carleton Watkins, among others. She is also an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts.

 

 

All lectures are free and open to the general public.

Feguson Lecture Hall

at Columbia College Chicago

600 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60605

 

Lectures in Photography is presented by the Museum of
Contemporary Photography and the Photography Department of Columbia College Chicago

Upcoming Events

Satellite Exhibition: Center on Halsted

Satellite Exhibition: Center on Halsted

Satellite Exhibition: Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted

In conjunction with the museum’s fall exhibition Disruptive Perspectives (October 12 – December 22), the Museum of Contemporary Photography is excited to announce a satellite ...

Read more

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller | Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller | Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller | Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Ferguson Lecture Hall

Corey Keller Curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer Corey Keller, curator of photography at the San Francisco ...

Read more

MoCP After Dark

MoCP After Dark

MoCP After Dark

MoCP

Join us at the MoCP after hours for MoCP After Dark, celebrating the release of Shantrelle P. Lewis’s new book Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy ...

Read more

Reception: Jess T. Dugan at Center on Halsted

Reception: Jess T. Dugan at Center on Halsted

Reception: Jess T. Dugan at Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted

Join us for a reception with the photographer Jess T. Dugan to celebrate the Museum of Contemporary Photography satellite exhibition at Center on Halsted, featuring ...

Read more

Panel Discussion: Vulnerability and the LGBTQ Community

Panel Discussion: Vulnerability and the LGBTQ Community

Panel Discussion: Vulnerability and the LGBTQ Community

MoCP

This panel will be moderated by Vanessa Sheridan, Director of Transgender Relations and Community Engagement at the Center on Halsted, and will feature exhibiting artists ...

Read more

Lecture in Photography: Zackary Drucker

Lecture in Photography: Zackary Drucker

Lecture in Photography: Zackary Drucker

Ferguson Lecture Hall

Zackary Drucker has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art ...

Read more

Video Playlist

Video Playlist

Video Playlist

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Video Playlist is a recurring series of one night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions. For Disruptive Perspectives, Video Playlist presents a ...

Read more

Book Signing Party

Book Signing Party

Book Signing Party

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for a special celebration of photo books, just in time for the holiday season. Photographers Jason Reblando, Julie Weber, Natalie Krick, Jay Wolke, ...

Read more
Past Events

Opening Reception + Conversation

Opening Reception + Conversation

Opening Reception + Conversation

MoCP

Join us at the museum for the opening of Disruptive Perspectives from 5-7, followed by a conversation with curators Allison Grant and Nadine Weitlisbach and ...

Read more

Lecture in Photography: John Divola

Lecture in Photography: John Divola

Lecture in Photography: John Divola

Stage Two

Since the 1970s, John Divola has explored the photograph both as a document and an aesthetic object. His work examines the intersection of art and ...

Read more

Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

MoCP

Please join exhibiting artist Kelli Connell for a special, one-night print viewing and discussion of select works from the MoCP permanent collection . Connell will ...

Read more

MoCP Family Day

MoCP Family Day

MoCP Family Day

MoCP

Join us for a photo scavenger hunt, take a tour of the exhibition designed specifically for children, and explore other interactive activites. This event is ...

Read more

Print Viewing: Found Photography

Print Viewing: Found Photography

Print Viewing: Found Photography

MoCP

MoCP Curatorial Fellow Sophie Haslinger will lead a guided viewing of original works from the MoCP’s permanent collection selected for their incorporation of found imagery. ...

Read more